Bestselling writer and Professor of Mathematics Jordan Ellenberg joins us to launch Shape, a hugely entertaining exploration of the geometry that underlies our world and how it can help us solve some of the most important scientific, political, and philosophical problems we face. The word 'geometry,' from the Greek, means 'measuring the world.' But geometry doesn't just measure the world - it explains it. Ellenberg talks to physicist, oceanographer and broadcaster Helen Czerski.
About the speaker:
Jordan Ellenberg is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, and the Sunday Times-bestselling author of How Not to Be Wrong, as well as an award-winning novel, The Grasshopper King. He has lectured around the world on his research in number theory, and writes regularly for The New York Times, Washington Post and Wired.