Things to See and Hear in the Fourth Dimension – Matt Parker

By The Royal Institution

Watch one of the world’s greatest math’gic shows! And even better than a regular magic show, mathematician (and comedian) Matt Parker demonstrates how you can learn to do these tricks yourself.

You don’t want to miss all the fun and engaging ways you can amaze your friends with math tricks that you can do in your mind or with your hands.

Discover how to make love hearts from Mobius strips, 4d frames from drinking straws and pipe-cleaners, and other maths tricks in this entertaining talk by Matt Parker. Matt explains how to know when someone’s throwing a 4d cubes at you and also what happens when your mum knits a three dimensional shadow of a four dimensional donut – to wear on your head, in this fun talk on the challenges of visualising the fourth dimension.

Matt Parker was an Australian school teacher before he moved to London where he works as a stand-up comedian and a maths communicator. He writes books, appears on radio programmes and TV shows, contributes to newspapers, makes school visits and gives live comedy shows.

This event took place at the Royal Institution on Tuesday 27 January.

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