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Eugenia Cheng

Scientist In Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

"Beyond Infinity: To the Outer Limits of Mathematics"


How big is the universe? How many numbers are there? And is infinity + 1 the same as 1 + infinity? Such questions occur to young children and our greatest minds. And they are all the same question: What is infinity? Dr. Cheng will take us on a staggering journey from elemental math to its loftiest abstractions. Along the way, she will consider how to make infinite music, how to take infinite selfies, how to create infinite cookies from a finite ball of dough, and how one little symbol holds the biggest idea of all.

Copies of Dr. Cheng's latest book Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics will be on sale after the program.

 

About Eugenia Cheng:

Dr Eugenia Cheng is Scientist In Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She won tenure in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sheffield, UK, where she is now Honorary Fellow. She has previously taught at the Universities of Cambridge, Chicago, and Nice and holds a PhD in pure mathematics from the University of Cambridge. Alongside her research in Category Theory and undergraduate teaching her aim is to rid the world of “math phobia”.  Her first popular math book, How to Bake Pi, was published by Basic Books in 2015 to widespread acclaim including from the New York Times, National Geographic, Scientific American, and she was interviewed around the world including on the BBC, NPR and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Eugenia was an early pioneer of math on YouTube and her videos have been viewed around 10 million times to date. Her next popular math book, Beyond Infinity was published in 2017 and was shortlisted for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2017 . Her next book “Thinking Better: The Art of Logic in an Illogic World” will be published by Profile and Basic Books in 2018. Eugenia is also math columnist for the Wall Street Journal, a concert pianist and founder of the Liederstube. Read Eugenia’s full story here.

www.eugeniacheng.com
@DrEugeniaCheng
facebook.com/eugenia.cheng

 

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