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Hannah Fry  

Complexity Theorist; Author of "The Mathematics of Love"

Dr. Hannah Fry is a mathematician and complexity scientist from University College London’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. Her work revolves around exploring the patterns in human behavior and applying a mathematical perspective to tackle a wide range of problems across our society. With a view to informing policing strategy in the future, she has examined the behavior of rioters and harnessed the patterns that emerge from burglaries and crime hotspots. While in urban design, she has worked with predicting the shopping patterns of city residents and examined the connections between a daily commute to work and the resilience of tube networks to terrorism.

Alongside her academic position, Fry is passionate about sharing the abstract beauty of mathematics with others and demonstrating its importance in our modern world. She has a broad portfolio of media and public engagement activities from schools outreach, math-themed stand-up comedy, YouTube videos and public lectures – including her first TEDx talk which now has over 500,000 views across all TED channels. Fry also regularly presents the Number Hub strand of BBC Worldwide’s YouTube channel, Headsqueeze.

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