THE ART OF LOGIC: EUGENIA CHENG
Eugenia Cheng’s mission is to rid the world of maths phobia. She holds a doctorate in pure maths from the University of Cambridge University, teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, is a concert pianist, founded Liederstube (a non-profit organisation aimed at bringing classical music to a wider audience) and has written three books in which she proselytises the beauty of mathematics. They are How To Bake Pi – in which she posits that the béchamel in a lasagne resembles the number five; Beyond Infinity; and The Art of Logic – in which she links Euclid’s axiomatisation of geometry with sexual harassment. Cheng speaks and argues deftly with Tanya Evans.
Supported by Te Pūnaha Matatini.
Please note this event has now moved to the Hunua Room, Aotea Centre, not the Heartland Festival Room as originally advertised.
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