Date:Thursday 18th October, 2013 9pm
Venue: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Speakers: Richard Bisk, Ana Rita Pires, Nuno Calaim
Math has inspired explorers, musicians, physicists and philosophers, and profoundly influenced our society. In our Ar event, Math Sense: Easier than you think, a team of mathematicians, teachers and neuroscientists will show you how math can be easy, and that your brain is actually built to think with numbers.[/one_half_last]
To dispel the myth that learning math is unnecessary and hard, we have invited mathematicians and teachers Dr. Richard Bisk and Dr. Ana Rita Pires to show us visual ways to solve math problems and get a feel, literally, for concepts such as π. By the end of the night, you won’t be able to wait to tackle your next math problem. Of course, none of these numbers would make any sense without our guest of honor, your brain. Following the interactive visual math show, Nuno Calaim, a doctoral student at the CNP, will tell us how our brains are in fact organic calculators.
Don’t miss this exciting night of numeric fun and discovery!