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A MUST FOR MATHS AND LORD OF THE RINGS FANS ALIKE.

March 8, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Chris Budd, UoB Mathematic Professor and OBE for services to
education, talks about the maths and the science behind the Lord of
the Rings, as imagined by JRR Tolkien and Peter Jackson. Find out how,
or indeed if, the mathematics adds up within the fantastical
structuring of the books and the film, and see how some of the amazing
special effects were created. Clips from Lord of the Rings will be
used to illustrate the presentation.

Professor Chris Budd is a British mathematician known especially for
his contribution to non-linear differential equations and their
applications in industry. He is one of the founders of Bath Taps into
Science, a major hands-on science festival which has won several
national prizes in the 14 years it has been running.

The discussion will be joined by our film programmer Nick Cunningham,
a publisher and journalist specialising in the European film trade. He
publishes the daily newspapers at the world-renowned international
festivals of IDFA (International Doc Fest Amsterdam) and Rotterdam,
and writes regularly about both the international documentary trade
and Dutch film production. He has been a Lord of the Rings nut since
first reading it at the age of 16

£8.50, £6 concs

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Date:
March 8, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm
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Venue

The Edge
University of Bath
Bath, BA2 7AY
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