Weird Maths: with David Darling & Agnijo Banerjee @ Golden Hare Books, Edinburgh [8 March]

Weird Maths: with David Darling & Agnijo Banerjee


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08
March
18:30 - 20:00

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Golden Hare Books
68 St Stephen Street, EH3 5AQ Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Join us at Golden Hare for a night of the truly weird, and truly mathematical, in this famiIy-friendly event, perfect for those who love maths…and those who fear it! Join David Darling and Agnijo Banerjee for a brilliant night of maths and fun! Find answers to questions you never even thought to ask, and get a feel for all the brilliant maths in the world outside classrooms!

Is anything truly random? Does infinity actually exist? Could we ever see into other
dimensions?

In this delightful journey of discovery, David Darling and extraordinary child prodigy Agnijo
Banerjee draw connections between the cutting edge of modern maths and life as we
understand it.

After getting his PhD in astronomy from Manchester University, David Darling worked for the
supercomputer company Cray Research in Minneapolis for five years before becoming a
full-time freelance science writer. Over the past 35 years, he’s written about 50 books
including a New York Times notable book of the year Equations of Eternity, Deep Time, The
Universal Book of Mathematics, and We Are Not Alone. He lives in Dundee with his wife and
has two grown-up children and three grandchildren. He is also a songwriter and singer, and
is currently working on a rock musical.

Agnijo Banerjee’s parents realized that he had an exceptional talent early on in primary
school. At the age of 8, he memorized the Periodic Table from a poster hung in his room. In
primary school, he regularly attended classes two years ahead of his age, and in P6 started
doing maths in secondary school. He took his Highers in S1 and Advanced Highers in S3
getting 100%. At the age of 12, he scored full marks in the Mensa test and was assessed as
having an IQ of 162 (the highest possible on the Mensa scale).
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