Stand-up Mathematician to present WKU lecture March 11
- School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
- Monday, March 8th, 2021
Matt Parker, known as the Stand-up Mathematician, will present the WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ spring 2021 Bell Lecture Series on Thursday (March 11).
Parker, an award-winning YouTuber, public speaker and author, will present his lecture via Zoom at 6 p.m. Register online at https://www.wku.edu/seas/belllectureseries.php
Parker’s book Humble Pi (Penguin USA 2020) was a No. 1 international best-seller. He received the JPB Math Communication Award in 2018 from a consortium including the American Mathematical Society. He is a member of the advisory committee for the Museum of Math in NYC.
Parker is a host of the Science Channel series Outrageous Acts of Science and his YouTube videos on the Stand-up Maths and Numberphile channels have amassed over 100 million views. In 2018, he calculated the number pi live on-stage in front of a sold-out Royal Albert Hall using a real pie. He is also the first person to use an overhead projector at the Hammersmith Apollo since Pink Floyd.
Contact: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, (270) 745-3251