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Eugenia Cheng at the National Concert Hall

Mathematician and Concert Pianist Dr Eugenia Cheng at the National Concert Hall Dublin. Using music, baking and stories from her life Dr Eugenia Cheng not only introduces some interesting areas of maths but also shows what mathematics is really about.
What
  • Transition Year
  • Dublin
  • Secondary
When Oct 16, 2015
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where National Concert Hall Dublin
Contact Name NCH Box Office
Contact Phone (01) 417 0000
Attendees Secondary School: Transition Year and Senior Cycle Students, A Level Students
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Mathematician and Concert Pianist Dr Eugenia Cheng at the National Concert Hall Dublin

Using music, baking and stories from her life Dr Eugenia Cheng not only introduces some interesting areas of maths but also shows what mathematics is really about.

Friday 16th October 2015 10 am

(duration 1 hour)

For Transition Year and Senior Cycle

Free but Booking Essential at National Concert Hall Box Office (01) 417 0000

 

About Eugenia

Eugenia Cheng is a concert pianist and mathematician and her ambition is to rid the world of maths phobia. Dr. Cheng is Senior Lecturer of Pure Mathematics at the University of Sheffield and is currently on sabbatical in the USA, where she is Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her YouTube lectures, beginning in 2007, have been viewed over 700,000 times to date.  She likes to bring personality, fun and hilarity to maths. At the University of Sheffield she is known for her fun and wacky maths lectures. She likes baking, and uses food to explain maths whenever possible.

Cheng studied at the University of Cambridge for both her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees before teaching in Nice, Sheffield and Chicago. She is author of the highly acclaimed book “Cakes, Custard and Category Theory” (2015) and has widely published in her own field of mathematics, category theory.

The New York Times said of Cakes, Custard and Category Theory:

‘… her tone is clear, clever and friendly. Even at her most whimsical she is rigorous and insightful. Potentially confusing ideas are expressed with a matter-of-fact simplicity: “As long as your new idea doesn’t cause a contradiction,” she writes, “you are free to invent it.” The math is presented in bite-size chunks and made relevant through personal stories from Cheng’s school years in Britain and life in America, where she is scientist in residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

… and Cheng’s aim is to explain how mathematicians think, rather than focus on the mathematical objects they think about. Her own recipe …. is to prep the reader with explanations of concepts like abstraction, generalization and axiomatization, before serving up her signature dish: category theory, her own research area, which she calls ‘the mathematics of mathematics.’”