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To Infinity and Beyond!


Two authors discuss the world beyond time, the present and the future. Eugenia Cheng takes us on a fantastic journey towards understanding infinity. Alan Burdick gives us a glimpse into the mystery of time. Assistive listening devices available.


Panelists
Alan Burdick

Alan Burdick is a staff writer and former senior editor at The New Yorker and a frequent contributor to Elements, the magazine’s science-and-tech blog. Burdick's writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, GQ, Discover, Best American Science and Nature Writing and elsewhere....

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Eugenia Cheng

Dr. Eugenia Cheng is the scientist in residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She won tenure in pure mathematics at the University of Sheffield, UK, where she is now the honorary fellow....

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Books:
Beyond Infinity
Eugenia Cheng
Mathematics
Basic Books
March 2017
ISBN 9780465094813
Hardcover, 304 pages
$27.00, INSTOCK
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The brilliant and charismatic Eugenia Cheng takes us on a dizzying journey through what's bigger than infinity and smaller than its opposite Every child had a schoolyard fight that ended with this classic exchange: “Nuh-uh, times infinity!” “Yeah-huh, times infinity plus one!” The argument goes to the heart of a question everyone has wondered about: What is infinity? Musician, chef, and mathematician Eugenia Cheng has some answers. More/less

How to Bake Pi
Eugenia Cheng
Cooking

May 2016
ISBN 9780465097678
304 pages
$16.99, INSTOCK
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What is math? How exactly does it work? And what do three siblings trying to share a cake have to do with it? InHow to Bake Pi, math professor Eugenia Cheng provides an accessible introduction to the logic and beauty of mathematics, powered, unexpectedly, by insights from the kitchen. More/less

Why Time Flies
Alan Burdick
Biography & Autobiography
Simon and Schuster
January 2017
ISBN 9781416540274
320 pages
$28.00, INSTOCK
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“[Why Time Flies] captures us. Because it opens up a well of fascinating queries and gives us a glimpse of what has become an ever more deepening mystery for humans: the nature of time. More/less

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