Do you want to engage your maths students with cutting edge science?
I’ve been a school presenter and speaker for well over decade, regularly giving talks in schools up and down the country. In total I’ve spoken to over half a million people. I’m also an award-winning physics author & science writer.
This is not one of those boring lectures. Instead let me inspire your students to think big and show them maths in action as we try and answer the biggest questions about our universe.
Talk: A Universe of Infinities
Infinity is a notoriously tricky concept to juggle with. It’s not even really a number. And yet it seems to crop up time and again when astronomers try to understand our universe. Did the universe start from an infinitely small speck? Can the universe really be infinitely big? Can there be infinitely many universes in an infinitely big multiverse? Can the the bottom of a black hole be infinitely dense? Find out in this schools talk.
Along the way you’ll also discover what happens when we divide by zero and that the angles in a triangle don’t always add up to 180 degrees. Plus, you’ll be checking in to David Hilbert’s mind-bending infinity hotel for a dip in its infinity pool.
Maths teachers: why not run this talk on a cost sharing basis with the physics/science department as there’s a lot of crossover
Numbers: 10 Things You Should Know
This talk on infinity is based on my recent book about numbers.
Here is what other notable authors have had to say about it:
“A chatty, amusing and extremely accessible romp through some of the most fascinating properies of numbers”
What teachers say
about my talks…
I’m a multi-award-winning astronomy author and speaker. My twenty books have sold more than 400,000 copies worldwide and been translated into 21 languages. Plus I’ve written over 200 popular science articles for publications including The Guardian, New Scientist, The Wall Street Journal and BBC Science Focus. I also write the monthly Absolute Beginners column for Astronomy Now magazine.
As well as writing a book with the astronaut Tim Peake, I’ve won The Margaret Mallett Award for Children’s Non-Fiction and the AAS Solar Physics Popular Media award. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, I’ve appeared on BBC News, Sky News and Radio 5Live. I’m also lucky enough to have had the asteroid (15347) Colinstuart named after me.
Want to book me as a maths speaker or presenter for schools?
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