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Bart The Genius

That picture of Simon Singh that's everywhere and you can't actually tell what he looks like in it

That’s a reference to comments made by presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, John Humphrys, in a segment that you can hear at BBC News. If you, like Humphrys, were unaware of the plethora of mathematical in-jokes in episodes of the long-running US TV cartoon/sitcom The Simpsons, don’t worry: author and general maths legend Simon Singh has written a book about it. The book comes highly recommended by various people on Twitter, including Aperiodipal Helen Arney:

Simon’s also engaging what appears to be an insanely relentless schedule of talks around the UK to publicise the book. If you’d like to meet him in actual person and congratulate him on the awesomeness of his books/verticalness of his hair/the fact that he’s basically always credited as ‘Author of Fermat’s Last Theorem’ (strictly that was Fermat), here’s some dates:

More information

Simon Singh’s website

The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets is out now, in a lot of countries.

2 Responses to “Bart The Genius”

  1. Avatar Barbara Ely

    Please add Simon Singh’s upcoming Family Friday presentation at the Museum of Mathematics to your list of his upcoming talks. Simon will be presenting at MoMath November 1, 7pm – 8pm.


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