Room C207, College Building, Middlesex University, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT
In this Popular Mathematics Lecture Dr Thomas Bending, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Middlesex University, looks at what we mean by symmetry and how it appears in different guises, not just in the visual world and geometry but also in mathematics, physics and many other places.
Thomas shows how common ideas about symmetry can be applied in very different situations, so that we can take a puzzle about numbers and use it to answer a question about particle physics.
Using symmetry we can design objects in hyperspace, find the most efficient way to organise a wine-tasting, and see how to solve Rubik's cube from any of its 43 billion positions in just 20 moves.
Refreshments will be served from 5.30pm in the Rickett Quadrangle, College Building.
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