Hannah Fry For RIGB Christmas Lectures Big news people, big news. I’m this year’s Royal Institution Christmas Lecturer! In case you haven’t come across the lectures before, they were started in 1825 by Michael Faraday – the guy who discovered electricity. Back then,...
Mathematician, science presenter and all round badass
Alongside her academic position as Associate Professor in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL, Hannah is an experienced public speaker giving conference keynotes and talks about the joy of maths into theatres and schools. Hannah’s mathematical expertise has led to the development of several TV documentaries for the BBC and she regularly appears on radio in the UK including on her long running BBC Radio 4 show ‘The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry’. Hannah has also authored a number of books.
Applied to a wide range of social problems and questions, from shopping and transport to urban crime, riots and terrorism
Hello World – Shortlisted for the prestigious Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction and the Royal Society Book Prize
BBC documentaries including City in the Sky, Britain’s Greatest Inventions and Horizon: How to Find Love Online for BBC2, and Climate Change By Numbers, Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing and The Joy of Data for BBC4.
In the UK including on her long-running BBC Radio 4 show ‘The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry’.
Hannah is an experienced public speaker giving conference keynotes and taking the joy of maths into theatres and schools.
‘The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry’ with geneticist Adam Rutherford is available as Podcast for BBC Radio 4.
I’m one step closer to my real life’s ambition: to be the new Johnny Ball. Just 40 years younger and with a lot more hair.
The New Yorker
Why Weather Forecasting Keeps Getting Better The stakes can be so much higher than whether you’ll need an umbrella today. Imagine my delight when an email from the New Yorker popped into my inbox asking if I’d like to write an essay. Then imagine how delighted I was...
New Yorker Part 2
What Statistics Can and Can’t Tell Us About Ourselves In the era of Big Data, we’ve come to believe that, with enough information, human behavior is predictable. But number crunching can lead us perilously wrong. Here are some things I learned while writing this...
What’s AI? What can it be used for? Is it safe? And how do I get involved? If these are the kinds of questions that have been keeping you awake at night, then boy do we have the new podcast for you. You might have heard of DeepMind – they’re the team that built an AI...
Let me tell you a little story about calculus. Or, as I shall now refer to it, "Mathematical Alchemy". It started when these two real-life wizards, Newton & Leibnitz, came up with an unbelievably clever way to describe how things change, and in doing so, let the...
What happens when you cross an extremely pregnant woman with a tesla coil? Well, you’ll have to watch Victorian Sensations to find out – my latest offering for BBC4. It’s a totally delightful (even if I do say so myself) three parter, headed up by myself, Paul McGann...