Events‎ > ‎2010‎ > ‎

Clutching at Random Straws

 Date: Wednesday, October 13th
 Time: 8:00pm
 Where: Alexander Hotel,
Merrion Square,
Dublin 2
 Admission: €3 for members and concessions
€6 for non-members.

Description

We are delighted to announce the return of Matt Parker to our shores to help us celebrate Maths Week. Matt is a highly enthusiastic Mathematician whose life goal is to make people more excited about Maths. Using a range of presentations and hands-on activities, he communicates Maths in a very engaging and entertaining way. Having worked as a Maths Teacher, Matt now also talks about Mathematics for organisations including the Royal Institution and the BBC. He has done stage-shows with Johnny Ball and was the People's Choice Award in the 2009 national Famelab competition. He is very active in Skeptics circles in England and was a very popular speaker last year at Irish Skeptics. His favourite number is currently 496.

In this lecture Matt will look at how seemingly incredible results can actually reflect meaningless random patterns.