Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Steven Strogatz: The Joy of X

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Media Library, Science

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Professor Steven Strogatz is the math teacher you wish you’d had. His 2010 “Elements of Math” series for The New York Times online was not only hugely popular, but also understandable and elegant in its simplicity. Now, in The Joy of X, he offers us all a second chance at math through simple “Aha!” moments that require no knowledge—only curiosity. Strogatz connects the ideas of math gently and clearly to literature, philosophy, law, art, and even pop culture. Using questions like “Did O.J. do it?”, “How does Google search the Internet?” and “How many people should you date before settling down?,” Strogatz illustrates the day-to-day value of math. Presented by Town Hall and University Book Store as part of The Seattle Science Lectures, sponsored by Microsoft.

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