Recording of Meet the Author:

A chat with Jordan Ellenberg about
his new book,

Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else

This is a recording of a live-streamed event that took place on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

Appropriate for ages 14 and above.

How should a democracy choose its representatives?  Can you stop a pandemic from sweeping the world?  How do computers learn to play chess, and why is learning chess so much easier for them than learning to read?  Can ancient Greek proportions predict the stock market?  (Spoiler: no.)  And what should your kids learn in school if they really want to learn to think?  Join mathematician and author Jordan Ellenberg for an engaging discussion of his new book, Shape, that reveals the geometry underneath some of the most important scientific, political, and philosophical problems we face.  Geometry doesn't just measure the world — it explains it!

Jordan Ellenberg is the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  His writing has appeared in Slate, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and the Believer.

Jordan Ellenberg's new book Shape will be available for pre-order from Additions, the shop at MoMath!  Purchase your book from MoMath before the event, attend the event, and receive a signed bookplate affixed inside, personally autographed by Jordan Ellenberg.

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