How Maths Illuminates Our Lives

27th Nov 2012; 13:00

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How does mathematics shape our lives and give our experiences meaning? Can mathematical modelling predict human behaviour, and how can equations help us to make sense of the people we love?

Acclaimed author of Born on a Blue Day, Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his extraordinary mind and unique intelligence.  A high-functioning autistic savant and synaesthete, Tammet perceives words and numbers as shapes, colours, and emotions, and holds the European record for reciting the mathematical constant Pi to 22,514 decimal places.

Daniel Tammet visits the RSA to give us a unique glimpse at the extraordinary and misunderstood language that governs our world, and to explain the infinite mathematical possibilities that surround us.

Chair: Simon Ings, novelist, reviewer and editor of Arc, magazine of futures and fiction from the New Scientist

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