24 March 2020

Are Pigeons Smarter than Mathematicians?

Organised jointly by:

SCI's London Group and UCL Chemical and Physical Society

UCL, London, UK

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The story of a counterintuitive maths problem solved by a female polymath in the face of overwhelming opposition. With a little help from active learning we will also solve this problem, which stumped some of the best minds in mathematics, but not the humble pigeon…

Time: 17:45 for 18:15

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Department of Chemistry
University College London
20 Gordon Street
London, WC1H 0AJ

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+44 (0)20 7598 1561



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Exhibition and Sponsorship

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