During the last 40 years Mathematics has seen many spectacular developments. On the one hand, problems that have been around for many years (in some cases hundreds of years) have finally been solved. On the other hand, whole new areas have developed in response to the needs of Business, Engineering, Science (including medicine) and Technology. It can be said that Mathematics is the language of the modern world. However, there is another side to the subject wherein we meet things of great beauty, showing that Mathematics is an Art as well as a Science. We shall explore all these aspects as well as including audience participation and a bit of fun. (Don't be afraid! No specialist knowledge is required.)
This lecture is part of the A Random Walk through Mathematics and Computing Science series of public lectures organised by Computing Science and Mathematics, University of Stirling.
Further details are available here http://www.maths.stir.ac.uk/lectures/
RSVP: All welcome. No need to book a place in advance.