LMS Popular Lecture 2024 - Sarah Hart

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LMS Popular Lecture 2024

The LMS Popular Lectures are free public lectures which present exciting topics in mathematics and its applications to a wide audience. They are for anyone with an interest in mathematics, including those without high-level maths training. 

Previous Popular Lecturers include Matt Parker, Hannah Fry, Roger Penrose, Marcus du Sautoy, Mark Miodownik and Vicky Neale.

This year's speaker is Sarah Hart (Gresham Professor of Geometry, Professor Emerita of Mathematics and Fellow of Birkbeck, University of London), author of Once Upon A Prime: The Wondrous Connections between Mathematics and Literature.

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You can watch previous LMS Popular Lectures here.

Programme (all times in BST)

18:30 Arrival

Sarah Hart (Birkbeck, University of London)

The beautiful connections between mathematics and literature

In this lecture we’ll look at some of the many ways that mathematical ideas and structures can be found in literature. From the hidden algebra behind poetic forms, to a novel whose underlying structure uses a mathematical puzzle that took 200 years to solve, we’ll see that the links between mathematics and literature are beautiful and profound – and can enhance our appreciation of both subjects. 

20:15 FINISH



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Grants of up to £200 are available to parents and carers who wish to attend this event and require help towards caring costs. Please see the Caring Supplementary Grants page on the LMS website. Please submit your application no later than 15:00 on Thursday 2 May. For any questions on Caring Grants, please contact womenanddiversity@lms.ac.uk.

For all other queries, please contact education@lms.ac.uk.

May 9th, 2024 from  6:30 PM to  8:30 PM
Bramall Music Building
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, B15-2TT
United Kingdom