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Computer Science Distinguished Lecture: Math and Science in The Simpsons and Futurama
Start Date: 1/26/2015Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Date: 1/26/2015

Event Description:
Speaker: Jeff Westbrook, writer and co-executive producer for The Simpsons

Westbrook is one of the surprising number of writers of The Simpsons and its sibling Futurama who have advanced degrees in math and science. Over the years, they've included a lot of jokes that appeal to math and science aficionados. During this talk, Westbrook will explore some of these instances, and ask: what do proving theorems and writing cartoons have in common? Is it possible to interest kids in STEM by showing them network television? More »

Location Information:
West Campus - Computer Science Building  (View Map)
100 Nicolls Road
Main Entrance
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 632-6000
Room: 2311

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