Dr Simon Singh to appear at Sidmouth Science Festival

Dr Simon Singh MBE

Dr Simon Singh MBE - Credit: Archant

The organisers of Sidmouth Science Festival are delighted to announce that a celebrated science communicator will be joining this year’s event.

Dr Simon Singh (pictured) has appeared on Radio 4 and BBC’s Horizon, and in 2003 was awarded an MBE for services to science, technology and engineering in education and science communication. He is also a popular author and has written several books including Fermat’s Last Theorem and The Code Book.

Dr Singh will be at the festival on Thursday, October 13, giving a talk entitled ‘From Theorems to Serums, From Cryptology to Cosmology... and The Simpsons’, which will be a whistle-stop tour of all his books from the last decade.

Fermat’s Last Theorem looks at one of the biggest mathematical puzzles of the millennium; The Code Book shares the secrets of cryptology; Big Bang explores the history of cosmology; Trick or Treatment asks some hard questions about alternative medicine; and Simon’s latest book, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, enters the world of the world’s most popular television show.

Tickets will be available soon at www.sidmouthsciencefestival.org

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The festival organisers will be launching a crowd-funding website next month and say any support will be gratefully received.

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