Sheffield Skeptics in the Pub
Sheffield Skeptics in the Pub present:
The Art of More: How Mathematics Created Civilisation
Michael Brooks, May 16, 7.30pm
You might remember studying geometry, calculus, and algebra at school, but you probably didn’t realise — or weren’t taught — that these are the roots of art, architecture, government, and almost every other aspect of our civilisation. From ancient Egyptian priests to the Apollo astronauts, and Babylonian tax collectors to juggling robots, join Michael Brooks and his extraordinarily eccentric cast of characters in discovering how maths shaped the world around you.
Michael Brooks is a science writer with a PhD in quantum physics and the author of several books, including '13 Things that Don't Make Sense' and 'The Quantum Astrologer's Handbook' a Daily Telegraph Book of the Year. His latest book is 'The Art of More: How Mathematics Created Civilisation'.
Skeptics in the Pub is about getting people together to have a relaxed and enjoyable evening while listening to talks given in a friendly manner on a wide range of topics.
From 7.30 pm onwards, but arrive earlier if you want to avoid queuing at the bar. Entrance is free but a donation of £3 is welcome to cover room hire and speaker's expenses.
Farm Road Sports & Social Club, Farm Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S2 2TP
Mon 16 May