Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Image: Flickr/Detlef SchobertJoin Professor John D Barrow to explore a range of links between mathematics and some of the arts: identify Dali's use of 4-d geometry, ask if fractals distinguish abstract art works, plan the subterranean Tunnel of Eupalinos in 520BC, find the best place to view a statue, and calculate the distance to the horizon. We will discover how smooth curves informed architecture, the creation of text fonts, and Henry Moore's stringed sculptures. Finally, we look at the beginnings of the probabilistic analysis of literary texts.

The event is free but admission is by ticket only: book tickets online. Please note this event is now fully booked.

This event forms part of the 2015 Cambridge Science Festival.

Image: Flickr/Detlef Schobert, used with thanks under Creative Commons licence

General public
Level additional information: 
General public; suggested age range 15+