Videos > Roger Antonsen - Demonstrating the beauty of maths and science

About the talk:

Roger spoke at TEDxKrakow, which took place on 25 October 2013 at Stara Zajezdnia in Kraków's Jewish district. Our theme this year was Make! and was a celebration of making. We asked our speakers to explore and demonstrate the practice, and to ponder what it takes to make more makers. We featured some of Krakow's makers and created a dedicated maker space to encourage our audience of over 600 people to have a go at making something -- anything!

Recorded during: TEDxKraków 2013

About the speaker:

Roger Antonsen received his PhD in computer science in 2008, in the field of logic, proof theory and automated reasoning, from the University of Oslo in Norway. He is an enthusiastic and passionate speaker with a wide variety of interests, in particular juggling, mathematics, and puzzles of all sorts. Through his talks, shows and projects, Roger says he "wants to do science communication in a different way, in order to inspire a new generation of thinkers and remove the common misconceptions about mathematics and computer science". By using microcontrollers, sensors and open source technologies, like Arduino, he is able to demonstrate the mathematics of juggling and the physics of roller coasters in both novel and entertaining ways.

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