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

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

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":

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:

Simon Singh • The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets •
Simon Singh • Fermat's Last Theorem •
Simon Singh • The Code Book •
Simon Singh • Big Bang •
Simon Singh & Edzard Ernst • Trick or Treatment •
Kevlin Henney & Trisha Gee • 97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know •
Kevlin Henney • 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know •
Henney & Monson-Haefel • 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know •
Henney, Buschmann & Schmidt • Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture Volume 4 •
#TheSimpsons #Fermat #FermatsLastTheorem #SimonSingh #KevlinHenney #Programming #CodeBook #TheSimpsonsAndMath #BigBang #Mathematics #Math #AndrewWiles #Science #TrickOrTreatment #PierreDeFermat

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