Thursday, June 19, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Jordan Ellenberg: Think Math, Be Right

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

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From presidential election results to the probability of having cancer, mathematics can be used at all levels of life. Math-whiz Jordan Ellenberg’s How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking takes the subject to the next level — and brings it full-circle for those who aren’t crazy about numbers. Theoretical and practical in equal parts, his book explains “Everyone is Obese,” “The Baltimore Stockbroker and the Bible Code,” and “There Is No Such Thing as Public Opinion.” According to Ellenberg, using “mathematical thinking” will help everyone navigate life better. A professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ellenberg’s “beautifully readable pages” will “delight and enlighten.” (Rebecca Goldstein)

Presented by: Town Hall and Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of The Seattle Science Lectures sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.
Learn more: Read Ellenberg’s blog.

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