A Festival of Maths for Sixth Formers

4 & 5 Feb 2020, Kensington Town Hall, London.

24 March 2020, Leeds Playhouse Theatre,Leeds.

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Mithuna Yoganathan

Quantum Computing Expert

Mithuna Yoganathan is currently doing a PhD in quantum computing at the University of Cambridge, and is perpetually ‘almost finished’. In her ‘spare time’ she makes many, many videos for her YouTube Channel Looking Glass Universe that has more than 125,000 subscribers and almost 4 million views. Perhaps this explains why she is still yet to finish the PhD.


Nicole Cozens

Nicole Cozens

Maths Teacher and Exam Expert

Maths teacher and exam expert who starred alongside Matt Parker on the BBC’s The Maths Show, Nicole Cozens has been enthusing young people about maths and avidly marking their exams for 15 years. She also promotes the wonder of maths in her role with the Advanced Maths Support Programme and makes maths out of this world with her work at the National Space Academy.


Simon Singh

Simon Singh

BAFTA Award-winning Documentary Maker

After completing a PhD in particle physics, Simon Singh became a science documentary maker. He won a BAFTA for his documentary about Fermat’s Last Theorem, before authoring a bestselling book on the same topic. He is also the author of The Code Book, Big Bang and The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets, and 10,000 students every week complete his free maths puzzles at www.parallel.org.uk

simonsingh.net


Steve Mould

Steve Mould

Science YouTuber

Steve Mould is a science presenter with a Masters Degree in Physics from Oxford who regularly appears as an expert on TV and radio, including BBC’s The One Show and CBBC’s Blue Peter. His YouTube channel has more than 500,000 subscribers and over 33 million views. Alongside Matt Parker and Helen Arney, he formed Festival of the Spoken Nerd, a hit show that has toured London, Edinburgh and New York.

https://stevemould.com/


Speakers

Aoife Hunt

Industrial Modelling Expert

Aoife Hunt is a mathematician and specialist in simulation modelling. In her day job, she investigates the way people move when they are in crowds, to help make big events safer. In her spare time, she tries to use maths to write pop music… it hasn’t worked yet!


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Ben Sparks

Mathematician and Musician

Ben Sparks is a mathematician and busker who travels the country demonstrating the beauty of maths and occasionally singing about it. He’s based at University of Bath and gets surprisingly passionate about maths, music, the maths of music and the music of maths. He is also a big fan of imaginary numbers, and you may have seen him getting excited about them (and other mathsy things) on the Numberphile YouTube channel.

bensparks.co.uk


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Matt Parker

Stand-up Mathematician

Matt Parker is maths author and YouTuber who started out as a classroom maths teacher. In March 2019, Matt’s second book, Humble Pi, topped the Sunday Times bestseller list – the first ever maths book to do this. Matt is also one-third of Festival of the Spoken Nerd and a regular on BBC Radio 4. But he’s probably most famous as a YouTuber; his channel Stand up Maths has almost 500,000 subscribers and his videos have had over 50 million views.

standupmaths.com


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James Grime

Internet Maths Phenomenon

James Grime has toured the world with his code-breaking talk and a genuine WWII Enigma machine. In his spare time, James creates videos about maths for Youtube – propelling him into an international maths celebrity with millions of views. He also invented the Non-transitive Grime Dice which now bear his name.

singingbanana.com


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Rob Eastaway

Best-selling Maths Author

Rob Eastaway is a speaker and author whose books on everyday maths include the bestselling Why Do Buses Come In Threes? and Maths on the Back of an Envelope. He is the puzzle adviser to New Scientist magazine, and often appears on BBC Radio 4 and 5 Live to talk about the maths of everyday life.

robeastaway.com