IMA Festival 2022 - Public Lecture

05 Jul 2022 18:00 - 19:00

During the IMA Festival of Mathematics and its Applications at Sheffield Hallam University, there will be an exciting evening talk from an internationally renowned guest speaker.

How does a film studio know if you are sharing movies illegally? How are messages transmitted from space without mistakes? How can a scratched CD keep playing? James Grime takes a look at the hidden maths behind the digital world, from World War II to WiFi.

Dr James Grime is a mathematician and public speaker. James travels the world giving public talks on the history and mathematics of codes and code breaking. James is also one of the main presenters of the YouTube channel Numberphile.

This public lecture is recommended for anyone aged 13 and above with an interest in mathematics. It is sponsored by the Department of Engineering and Mathematics at Sheffield Hallam University.

This is a free event and open to the public, so booking is essential.

Digital tickets for this event can be found on the website here.

You can contact Sheffield Hallam University about the IMA Festival 2022: Maths in Action here.