How to Bake Pi With Eugenia Cheng

Date:
16 August 2017

Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location
Level 8, E7A Building Macquarie University, 12 Wally's Walk


Mathematics can be tasty! It’s a way of thinking, and not just about numbers. Through unexpectedly connected examples from music, juggling, and baking, Eugenia will show that math can be made fun and intriguing for all, through hands-on activities, examples that everyone can relate to, and funny stories. Eugenia will present surprisingly high-level mathematics, including some advanced abstract algebra usually only seen by math majors and graduate students. There will be a distinct emphasis on edible examples. This is a free event presented by Macquarie University, open to people of all ages to attend.

Dr Eugenia Cheng is a mathematician and pianist.  She is Scientist In Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and won tenure in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sheffield, UK. She is now Honorary Fellow at the University of Sheffield and Honorary Visiting Fellow at City University, London. She has previously taught at the universities of Cambridge, Chicago and Nice and holds a PhD in pure mathematics from the University of Cambridge. Alongside her research in Category Theory and undergraduate teaching her aim is to rid the world of “math phobia”. Her first popular math book, How to Bake Pi, was published by Basic Books in 2015 to widespread acclaim including from the New York Times, National Geographic, Scientific American, and she was interviewed around the world including on the BBC, NPR and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Eugenia was an early pioneer of math on YouTube and her videos have been viewed over 10 million times to date. She has also assisted with mathematics in elementary schools and high schools for 15 years. Her next popular math book, “Beyond Infinity” was published in March 2017.  Eugenia also writes the column “Everyday Math” for the Wall Street Journal, is a concert pianist and runs the Liederstube, a Not For Profit organization in Chicago bringing classical music to a wider audience. She recently completed her first mathematical art commission, for Hotel EMC2 in Chicago.

More details: http://eugeniacheng.com/

When:  Wednesday 16 August 2017

Where: 12 Wally’s Walk (E7A), Level 8

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Cost: Free

RSVP: Bookings are essential. Register here.

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Event contact

Faculty of Science and Engineering

(02) 9850 8418