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Marcus du Sautoy: Thinking Better - The Art of the Shortcut in Math & Life

Marcus du Sautoy: Thinking Better - The Art of the Shortcut in Math & Life

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 13:00-14:00

Venue: MBRL Theatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai

Language: English

Session No: 142 

How do you remember more and forget less? Can you increase your earnings and creativity just by moving house? And how do you pack a car boot most efficiently? This is your shortcut to the art of the shortcut.

With over 2,000 years of knowledge to draw on, Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy shows how mathematical shortcuts have enabled so much of human progress, whether in constructing the first cities around the Euphrates 5,000 years ago, using calculus to determine the scale of the universe or in writing today’s algorithms. As well as looking at the most useful shortcuts in history – such as measuring the circumference of the earth in 240 BC to diagrams that illustrate how modern GPS works – Marcus examines how you can use shortcuts to make your life more rewarding.

Marcus du Sautoy is a Simonyi professor for the public understanding of science, and a professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford, with a gift for mathematical communication to the general public. He has published several bestselling, non-academic books and appears regularly on television and radio.

As you plan your day at the Festival, please take into consideration that it takes between 30-60 mins to commute between the Intercontinental, Festival City and Mohammed Bin Rashid Library.

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Categories: Science/Math