Bring ideas to life and gain insights into human behaviour with Hannah Fry, speaker, mathematician, and best-selling author.
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Hannah Fry | Speaker Biography
Hannah Fry is a Professor in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL. Her research focuses on analyzing patterns in human behavior, which has broad applications in various social issues such as shopping, transportation, urban crime, riots, and terrorism. In addition to being a mathematician, she is also a best-selling author, an award-winning science presenter, and the host of several popular podcasts and television shows.
Hannah has received critical acclaim for her BBC documentaries, including "The Secret Genius of Modern Life," "City in the Sky," "Magic Numbers," "The Joy of Winning," "The Joy of Data," and the 2018 film "Contagion - The BBC Pandemic." The latter was a groundbreaking citizen science experiment that simulated the impact of a deadly pandemic in the UK, two years before such predictions became a reality.
Furthermore, Hannah regularly contributes to the New Yorker with her writings. Her book, "Hello World - How to Be Human in the age of the machine," was a finalist for several prestigious non-fiction awards and won the 2020 Asimov Prize. Her engaging videos on the Numberphile Youtube channel, podcasts with DeepMind, and her long-running radio series, "The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry," have gained her global recognition for her ability to make mathematical concepts accessible and enjoyable for audiences of all backgrounds and interests.