Join popular science and maths writer, Simon Singh, on a whistle-stop tour through two decades of his bestselling books. Last Theorem looks at one of the biggest mathematical puzzles of the millennium; The Code Book shares the secrets of cryptology; Big Bang explores the history of cosmology; Trick or Treatment asks some hard questions about alternative medicine; and Simon’s latest book, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, explains how TV writers, throughout the cartoon’s twenty-five-year history, have smuggled in mathematical jokes.
After completing a PhD in particle physics, Simon Singh joined the BBC and was a director and producer on Tomorrow’s World and Horizon. He has also presented several radio and TV programmes, but he is best known as the author of several science books, including Fermat’s Last Theorem, the first book about mathematics to become a No.1 bestseller in the UK.
Under 16s: £3
Time: 7.00 PM to 9.00 PM
Location: The Portsmouth Grammar School - David Russell Theatre
Through main school entrance. Wheelchair accessible
Books will be sold at this event
Refreshments will be available for purchase