Ten dimensional marbles, shoelaces and loopy coffee - Maths in the Pub

Publication date
Wednesday, 31 Oct 2018

Come to a ten-dimensional pub and sample a fundamental beer loop - yes it’s Maths in the Pub. Math is all around us - you will never think about the space around you the same way again.

There’s poems, songs, even shoelaces - MC Dr Phil Dooley will guide you through a entertaining and mind-boggling evening in the relaxed café environment of Smith’s Alternative, with snacks and beverages close at hand.


When: 6 PM, Tuesday 20th November

Where: Smiths Alternative, 76 Alinga St, Civic

How much: Free! Thanks to the ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute and Inspiring the ACT.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1779747452120727/

The Line Up

Joan Licata says your shoelaces aren't knotted, but your DNA is.

Mark Bugden doesn’t want to lose his marbles, so he’s putting them in a box. But the box is 10-dimensional! How many can he fit?

Asilata Bapat will show you how not to hang up pictures on your wall, and why one plus one is sometimes zero. And how all of this relates to the shape of space... who would have thought things could get so loopy out there?"

Peter Price is going to share his love of putting on a tie. Note: a tie is tied, it is not a knot.

When you stir your coffee at least one point ends up where it started, says Ivo Vekemans. It’s to do with loops, the fundamental group of a space, and he’ll prove it with poetry.

Cate Evered is going to talk about the maths of your office.