Bits and Pieces: Secrets of a Digital World - Dr. James Grime

6.30-7.30pm, Monday 1st October 2018 (with coffee and registration from 6pm)

James Grime

Registration for the 2018 Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Lecture is now open. Please note that registration will close at 5pm on Wednesday 26th September 2018, and we are unable to accommodate further requests after this deadline. 

Venue

Lecture Theatre B, University Place, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, M13 9PL (number 37 on the campus map). 

Speaker

Dr James Grime is a mathematician and public speaker. James now runs The Enigma Project and travels the world giving public talks on the history and mathematics of codes and code breaking. James is also a presenter of the YouTube channel numberphile.

Abstract

How does a film studio know if you are sharing movies illegally? How are messages transmitted from space without mistakes? How can a scratched CD keep playing? James Grime take a look at the hidden maths behind the digital world, from World War II to WiFi.

Programme

6.00 pm                Registration and Coffee

6.30 pm                Introduction to the Lecture

6.35 pm                Lecture by Dr. James Grime – Bits and Pieces: Secrets of a Digital World

7.25 pm                Closing Remarks

7.30 pm                Wine Reception

8.30 pm                Close

Registration

To request a space for the event, please register your interest here. Any requests for group bookings (for three or more people) should be made by emailing Stephanie Lai

 

 

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