Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The animated sit-com, "The Simpsons," has made its way into American popular culture, both as a reflection and as an influence. But did you know that for all these years, it has also been sneaking in references to high level mathematics? This is according to the new book The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets"
The author, Simon Singh, is both a fan of the show and has his Ph.D. in particle physics. According to the book's summary, Singh noticed and documented so many allusions to math in The Simpsons, that it could "form the basis of an entire university course."