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LivMS Event: * *Date:* Thursday 1 March, 2018 * *Time:* 17:30-18:30 * *Presenter:* Jonathan Histed * *Title:* Why do pigs and boomerangs fly? * *Audience:* Year 11 up, teachers and all those interested in mathematics and its applications. * *Venue:* Lecture Theatre B, Central Teaching Hub, University of Liverpool L69 7BX Building 221 on the map https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/files/docs/maps/liverpool-university-campus-map.pdf/ The nearest public car park is on Mount Pleasant, marked on the same map. (Bewarre that the Metropolitan Cathedral car park closes at 6pm, so should not be used!) * *Contact:* Peter Giblin This lecture is FREE for all students and members of the LivMS. Others pay a door charge of £4 *NO* *TICKETS* *REQUIRED* ---- [[[< IMG:Histed_Title.jpg ]]] Jonathan Histed 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. [[[> IMG:Histed.jpg ]]] Jonathan 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. Jonathan runs several businesses, including the commercialising of two patents concerning his invention for making ice skaters skate faster.