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The Mathematics of life | Kit Yates | TEDxFrome

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In his talk Kit will introduce Mathematical Biology and explain why this relatively new discipline is so important for all our lives.

Kit Yates is a lecturer in Mathematical Biology at the University of Bath and a popular science writer. Kit’s research has demonstrated, unexpectedly, that mathematics can be used to describe all sorts of phenomena from embryo formation to locust swarming and from sleeping sickness to egg-shell patterning. He is particularly interested in the role that randomness plays in Biology. He completed his PhD in Mathematics at the University of Oxford in 2011.

His research into Mathematical Biology has been covered by the BBC, the Guardian, the Telegraph, the Mail, RTE and Reuters amongst others. Independently, his writing about the enjoyment and ubiquity of Mathematics has appeared in the Times, the i, the Independent, the Mail, and popular science publications such as Scientific American and IFLscience. He has also made appearances on the BBC’s Bang Goes the Theory and even on Watchdog! Kit has also set real-world-based mathematical puzzles which have appeared in a range of newspapers, on tube adverts, on the radio and on Dara O’Briain’s School of Hard Sums. You can find out more about Kit’s research and science communication on his website - http://kityates.com/

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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