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Marcus du Sautoy talks to Hannah Critchlow

Imagine… Science: Thinking Better – The Art of the Shortcut

Hay Festival 2022 , 

How do you remember more and forget less? How can you earn more and become more creative just by moving house? And how do you pack a car boot most efficiently? Thinking Better offers clever strategies for daily complex problems via shortcuts. Shortcuts have enabled much of human progress, whether in constructing the first cities around the Euphrates 5,000 years ago, using calculus to determine the scale of the universe or in writing today's algorithms that help us find a new life partner. The Oxford mathematician shares his shortcut to the art of the shortcut with neuroscientist Hannah Critchlow.

Marcus du Sautoy talks to Hannah Critchlow