Is maths real?

Join Ri favourite Eugenia Cheng as she transforms our traditional understanding of maths, presenting it not as a succession of rigid rules, but as a vibrant, living discipline. As Eugenia delves into the foundations of mathematical thought, she uncovers the inherent beauty and elegance of the discipline, celebrating the genuine curiosity that drives mathematical inquiry. Uncover the connections between mathematical principles and our reality, and gan an even deeper appreciation for the subject.

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Dr Eugenia Cheng is a mathematician, educator, author, public speaker, columnist, concert pianist and artist. She is Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She won tenure in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sheffield and is now Honorary Visiting Fellow at City, University of London. She has previously taught in Cambridge, Chicago and Nice, and holds a PhD in pure mathematics from the University of Cambridge. She strives to rid the world of "math phobia".


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