17. What will the format of your event be?:
18. Please give any details about the format of your event you feel are relevant.:
2h session split between three 35min lectures and 15min Q&A.
Lecture 1: Prof Ehrhard Behrends, "Mathematics makes billionaires: the mathematics behind GOOGLE"
The fundamental idea behind the GOOGLE algorithm is surprisingly simple. It is, however, not so easy to realize this idea.
In the talk the problems and the solution will be explained in non-technical terms.
Lecture 2: Dr Jorge Buescu, "Make waves with equations and become a millionaire!"
Water, wind, oil, weather or climate: their equations are all the same. Solve them and win $1,000,000!
Lecture 3: Dr Sara Santos, "Cubics and Banquets: where does 'i' fit in it?"
How was the imaginary number i discovered? What does it have to do with cubic equations such as x^3 + 2x = 9? Come and find out how food is at stake in a duel between Italian mathematicians.
Venue and location to be allocated by the Festival team
20. Venue requirements:
Lecture theatre with sound speakers, microphone and data projector.