What Happens When Math Goes Wrong

Mathematics author Matthew Parker explains what happens when maths do not get it right.
Loukia Papadopoulos

Matthew Parker is an Australian recreational mathematics author who has helped popularise maths via videos. He is YouTube personality and serves as the Public Engagement in Mathematics Fellow at Queen Mary University of London.

As a former maths teacher, Parker has a unique way of communicating the many wonderful and complex wonders of the maths world. In this video, he describes what happens when maths go wrong.

"Most of the time, the maths in our everyday lives works quietly behind the scenes, until someone forgets to carry a '1' and a bridge collapses or a plane drops out of the sky," reads the video's description.

The inspiring and funny talk is courtesy of The Royal Institution. "The Royal Institution is a 200 year old independent charity based in London dedicated to connecting people with the world of science through events, education, and the CHRISTMAS LECTURES," reads the YouTube channel's about section.

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