If, like many people, you find math boring (or baffling), Eugenia Cheng may be your best hope.
The mathematician and pianist has gained worldwide recognition for her ability to make even high-level concepts — the kind that math majors study — surprisingly accessible, and even fun. Her first book, How to Bake Pi, attracted coverage in the New York Times, National Geographic, and Scientific American, and even landed Cheng an interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
In a public lecture at Waterloo’s Perimeter Institute on Wednesday, Apr. 5 at 7 p.m., Cheng used examples from music, juggling, and baking to help even the most math-phobic people understand the world of numbers.
If you missed the lecture, you can see a replay of it here:
The Perimeter Institute’s public lectures are held approximately once a month. TVO is streaming the entire 2016–17 series.
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