The Royal Institution (RI) invite you to their online event titled “LIVESTREAM: The 10 equations that rule the world” that is free for everyone to access.
David Sumpter shows how a small set of formulas can provide the answers to questions ranging from the trivial to the profound.
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Is there a secret formula for getting rich? For making something a viral hit? For deciding how long to stick with your current Netflix series, job, or even relationship?
In this talk, mathematician David Sumpter will show how a small set of formulas can provide the answers to questions ranging from the trivial to the profound.
David Sumpter is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Uppsala, Sweden. Originally from London, but growing up in Scotland, he completed his doctorate in Mathematics at Manchester, and held a Royal Society Fellowship at Oxford before heading to Sweden. His scientific research covers everything from the inner workings of fish schools and ant colonies, the analysis the passing networks of football teams, segregation in society to machine learning and artificial intelligence. He has written for, amongst others, The Economist, The Telegraph, Current Biology, Nordic Bet Blog, The Conversation, Mathematics Today and FourFourTwo magazine. He was awarded the IMA’s Catherine Richards prize for communicating mathematics to a wider audience.