Simple Things (we don’t understand) – Maths Talk by Professor David Conlon of Oxford University

Image result for floor plan apartmentSaturday 20th October

Time:  12.00pm

Title:  Simple Things (we don’t understand) – by Professor David Conlon

Abstract:  Despite all the cleverness the human race can muster, there are still a great number of very simple questions that we just don’t know how to answer. In this talk, I will discuss a few of these, from the question of how quickly one can multiply two numbers together to the problem of how easy it is to move furniture around an apartment.

We are delighted that David is returning to Marsh’s for his third talk for Maths Week 2018.  This is a talk for all, young or old, junior cert level or post graduate level, lovers or haters of maths, David always brings humour to his topics and leaves you pondering long after you’ve got home and got the kettle on!

David Conlon is an Irish mathematician. He represented Ireland in the International Mathematical Olympiad in 1998 and 1999. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2003 and is now based in the Mathematics Institute at the University of Oxford, specialising in probabilistic methods in combinatorics.

This event is free, but we have a limit of 35 places.  To book your free ticket please go to our eventbrite page here 

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