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Adam Spencer
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Adam Spencer

Nov 25, 2014

Adam Spencer was studying for his PhD in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sydney when he won a national stand-up comedy competition run by the youth and alternative radio network Triple J.  Since then, Adam has had a successful comedy career as a TV and radio personality before calling it quits in 2013 to once again focus on maths.  He is currently the...

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Dr Thomas Woolley
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Dr Thomas Woolley

Nov 23, 2013

Thomas Woolley is a mathematical biologist at Oxford University working in stochastic pattern formations in nature, specifically stingrays.   Thomas also works extensively in communicating mathematics to the public including appearing regularly as a mathematical consultant on the television show ‘Dara O’Briain: School of Hard Sums’.  I would say that this really is the golden time for mathematical biology On becoming interested in maths...

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Timandra Harkness
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Timandra Harkness

Nov 23, 2013

  Timandra Harkness is a writer, performer and comedian and is currently studying mathematics at the Open University.  Her comedic work is heavily influenced by science and has included the Fringe success ‘Your Days are Numbered’ with Matt Parker and the cabaret nights ‘Science Burlesque’. It doesn’t matter what number X is as long as you sort out what X is doing. On rediscovering...

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Dr Simon Singh
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Dr Simon Singh

Nov 23, 2013

  Simon Singh is a best selling science writer with a PhD in particle physics.  His written works include ‘The Code Book,’ ‘Trick Or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial,’ ‘The Big Bang’ and ‘Fermat’s Last Theorem.’  The latter was turned into a BAFTA winning documentary which he also directed.  Simon is a prominent figure in the skeptical scene and campaigns for changes to the...

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Matt Parker
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Matt Parker

Nov 23, 2013

Matt Parker is a London-based Australian 'stand up mathematician' based at Queen Mary University, London.  He holds the title of London Mathematical Society Popular Lecturer, is one third of comedy group 'Festival of the Spoken Nerd', runs the Maths Gear website, is the best selling author of ‘Things To Make and Do in Fourth Dimension’,  is a frequent host on Numberphile and regularly tours...

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Professor Marcus Du Sautoy
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  Marcus du Sautoy OBE is the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and the President of the Mathematical Association.  He was previously an EPSRC Senior Media Fellow and a Royal Society University Research Fellow. His academic work concerns mainly group theory and number theory.  He has done vast work in popularising...

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