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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Infinity and Light

Cheng and Watson take us on fascinating journeys of exploration of the vastness and accessibility of infinity and light. Assistive listening devices available.

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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Bruce Watson

Bruce Watson was a frequent contributor to Smithsonian. He wrote more than 40 feature articles on subjects ranging from eels to Ferraris to the history of Coney Island. His articles have also appeared in Nautilus, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2003....

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ISBN 9781541644137

Bruce Watson
Bloomsbury USA
February 2016
ISBN 9781620405598
Hardcover, 304 pages
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Light begins at Stonehenge, where crowds cheer a solstice sunrise. After sampling myths explaining First Light, the story moves on to early philosophers' queries, then through the centuries, from Buddhist temples to Biblical scripture, when light was the soul of the divine. More/less

Beyond Infinity
Eugenia Cheng
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

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

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