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X and the City: The mathematics of urban life
Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (BST)
London, United Kingdom
How do you estimate the number of dental or doctor's offices, petrol stations, restaurants, or cinemas in a city of a given size? How can mathematics be used to maximize traffic flow through tunnels? Can you predict whether a traffic light will stay green long enough for you to cross the road? And what is the likelihood that your city will be hit by an asteroid?
Award-winning professor of mathematics, John A. Adam visits the RSA to reveal the surprising extent to which mathematics undergirds the metropolitan landscape and shapes modern urban life.
Speaker: John Adam, professor of mathematics, Old Dominion University.
Suggested hashtag for Twitter users: #RSAmaths
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