Why do pigs and boomerangs fly?

1 March 2018

LivMS Popular Lectures Programme 2017-18

Title:  Why do pigs and boomerangs fly? 

Presenter: Jonathan Histed- he has a degree in Mathematics and Computation from Oxford.  He likes the intersection of creativity, science and maths where invention comes alive and enjoys making mathematical concepts comprehensible and fun for everyone through demonstrations.

Date:   Thursday, 1 March 2018

Time:  5.30pm-6.30pm

Summary:  Jonathan demystifies gyroscopes and rotational dynamics, showing why pigs and boomerangs fly in circles.  An interactive session with counter intuitive demos, culminating in understanding, building and flying your own cardboard boomerang.

Venue:  Lecture Theatre B, Central Teaching Hub, University of Liverpool, L69 7BX 

Branch Contact:  For more information email Peter Giblin

Door Charge:  FREE for students and members of theLivMS.  Others pay £4 door charge.