The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets • Simon Singh & Kevlin Henney • GOTO 2021

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This interview was recorded for the GOTO Book Club at CodeNode in London. #GOTOcon #GOTObookclub
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Simon Singh - Author of "Fermat's Last Theorem" & "The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets" and many more books
Kevlin Henney - Author of "97 Things Every Programmer Should Know" & Co-Editor of "97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know" and many more books

DESCRIPTION
Math is all around us, you just need to look for it. And look he did. In this GOTO Book Club episode, Simon Singh, author of the best-sellers "Fermat's Last Theorem," "The Code Book," and "Big Bang" gives fascinating insights into the mathematical secrets embedded in the celebrated TV series The Simpsons. You'll learn how Simon started on the path to writing this story, and why he thinks it will be his last book.
The interview is based on Simon's book "The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets": https://amzn.to/3w9WcRs

TIMECODES
00:00 Intro
02:14 How did “The Simpsons & Their Mathematical Secrets” come to life?
05:35 Correlation between numbers & relationships
11:43 Mathematicians as comedy writers
19:20 Immortality
21:25 The beauty of proof
25:45 Research done right
32:55 Math: In school & beyond
40:13 Simon’s last book?
43:54 Outro

Read the full transcription of the interview here:
https://gotopia.tech/bookclub/episodes/from-fermats-last-theorem-to-the-simpsons-and-their-mathematical-secrets

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Simon Singh • The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets • https://amzn.to/3w9WcRs
Simon Singh • Fermat's Last Theorem • https://amzn.to/3wekpG9
Simon Singh • The Code Book • https://amzn.to/3k4RYFV
Simon Singh • Big Bang • https://amzn.to/3bHsZnm
Simon Singh & Edzard Ernst • Trick or Treatment • https://amzn.to/2ZThR4I
Kevlin Henney & Trisha Gee • 97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know • https://amzn.to/3kiTwJJ
Kevlin Henney • 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know • https://amzn.to/2Yahf9U
Henney & Monson-Haefel • 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know • https://amzn.to/3pZuHsQ
Henney, Buschmann & Schmidt • Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture Volume 4 • https://amzn.to/3k4SMur

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