University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Eugenia Cheng

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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. She has previously taught at the Universities of Cambridge, Chicago, and Nice and holds a Ph.D. in pure mathematics from the University of Cambridge. Alongside her research, in category theory and undergraduate teaching, her aim is to rid the world of math phobia. Her first popular math book, "How to Bake Pi," was published by Basic Books in 2015 to widespread acclaim including from the New York Times, National Geographic, Scientific American, and she was interviewed around the world including on the BBC, NPR and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Eugenia was an early pioneer of math on YouTube and her videos have been viewed around 10-million times to date. Her next popular math book, "Beyond Infinity" was published in 2017 and was shortlisted for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2017. Eugenia is also math columnist for the Wall Street Journal, a concert pianist and founder of the Liederstube. Her next book "Thinking Better: The Art of Logic in an Illogical World" is due out in 2018.

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Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics
Science / Medicine / Technology
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: An Edible Exploration of the Mathmatics of Mathmatics
Science / Medicine / Technology
Basic Books
May 2015
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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