Next in a line of fantastic Pub Lectures is a talk from the one and only, Dr. Alastair Craw. Hosted in the ambient Tank Room of The Bath Brewhouse, this talk will discuss "The Geometry of Dobble". We are looking forward to watching this talk, and in particular getting to catch-up with Alastair as he joins us for casual drinks downstairs after the session. If you aren't familiar with Alastair, he is a very engaging lecturer and passionate mathematician - he had the following to share with you all to describe what he will talk about:
The card game Dobble is fast, fun and full of maths, but most players won't know, or frankly care, about the underlying maths. Happily for us, the algebra and geometry underpinning Dobble is both beautiful and accessible. I'll describe the game and the relevant maths, and we'll see that existence and uniqueness theorems in mathematics provide the potential for financial gain.
Sign-ups for this event are limited to 35 members, and are expecting to "sell" out fast! Tickets are FREE, but must be secured through the BUMS website. (NB. The last pub lecture sold out in just 12 minutes!)
BUMS Pub Lectures are an eclectic, exciting set of talks delivered in informal settings as a way of looking at Maths with an inquisitive eye. You won't find anyone taking notes, scurrying to search up theorems, or wondering what they are having for dinner! These talks are engaging, casual dives into a random topic that our amazing Maths lecturers have selected. Previous, recent lectures have included Chris Budd on "The Maths of Beer and Crisps" and Waleed Ali on "Why Superpowers are Impossible".