"Prepare to have your perceptions challenged and your brain fooled"by Anjana Ahuja / November 17, 2016 / Leave a comment
The Winton Gallery Science Museum, London, 8th December onwards
The stunning new gallery, dedicated to mathematics, is funded by the single largest individual donation in the Science Museum’s history. Designed by the late Zaha Hadid to resemble a wind tunnel, the £5m permanent exhibition, an architectural destination in itself, will show artefacts and exhibits from the Renaissance onwards.
Oxford Mathematics Christmas Public Lecture Mathematics Institute, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, 15th December, 5pm
The Necker cube and Escher drawings are examples of optical illusions, which arise when the brain tries to process incomplete or contradictory information. Prepare to have your perceptions challenged and your brain fooled by Professor Ian Stewart—and save the mulled wine for afterwards.