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Many people often consider Mathematics to be a scary branch of science, however it can be found almost everywhere in our daily life. Find out how a very important mathematical theory plays a crucial part in your regular coffee break, or how we can explore a whole new world on something as simple as a pint glass, where it's just a matter of perspective.
From coffee to mathematics
Prof. Hugo Duminil-Copin (Fields Medal Winner 2022, Professor of Mathematics, University of Geneva, )
The daily work of a scientist remains mysterious for most people, especially when the science in question is mathematics. During this intervention, we will discover some of the important aspects of the mathematical theory of making coffee, called percolation, and see its deep connections to other physical phenomena, such as magnetism.
Circles, lines and a pint of beer
Dr. Shaula Fiorelli (Senior research associate – Outreach Officer and co-director of Mathscope, University of Geneva)
A glass of beer is a circle when viewed from above and a very interesting surface when viewed in profile. What questions can a mathematician ask themself looking at it? From the circle to infinity via the mathematical imagination, a world to explore on a glass.
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