Dr. Eugenia Cheng launches ‘Beyond Infinity’ at NewVIc
Her latest book Beyond Infinity: An Expedition into the Outer Limits of Mathematics challenges traditional ideas by using food analogy, making mathematical concepts more digestible.
Eugenia’s fresh approach to understanding maths has currently been attracting international media attention. In the guardian newspaper she expresses her vision which is ‘to rid the world of mathematics phobia’. During a time when many students across the UK face the challenge of retaking maths, this book offers students’ a fun alternative way to process information in what may have otherwise been deemed as complicated.
Born in the UK, Eugenia is a scientist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an Honorary Fellow of the University of Sheffield and an Honorary Visiting Fellow of City University, London. She describes her lectures as ‘fun and wacky …. I like baking, and using food to explain maths whenever possible’’. Her talents are impressive as she is also a professional concert pianist, breaking career, gender and racial barriers.
‘Beyond Infinity is witty, charming and crystal clear. Eugenia Cheng’s enthusiasm and carefully chosen metaphors and analogies carry us effortlessly through the mathematical landscape of the infinite. A brilliant book ‘ Ian Stewart, Mathematician and science fiction writer.
Eddie Playfair, Principal of NewVIc said: “At a time when many students at colleges across England are facing the challenge of retaking GCSE Maths in order to achieve a grade C, Eugenia offers a fresh perspective on making Maths more interesting and relevant to today’s learners.”
Eugenia will creatively present her take on maths and will also be signing copies of her book. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.
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