Hannah Fry


Mathematician of Cities

Dr Hannah Fry is a well-known TV and radio Personality, mathematician, best-selling author, and a popular keynote speaker.

As Professor in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL, Hannah studies patterns in human behaviour. Her research applies to a wide range of social problems and questions, from shopping and transport to urban crime, riots and terrorism.

Hannah has presented several documentaries and television programmes. Her newest series ‘The Future with Hannah Fry’, which will be published on Bloomberg in 2023, explores how scientific and technological breakthroughs will shape our collective future. With intellectual insight and wit, Hannah encourages audiences to question how we want to shape our lives, society and the future.

Her critically acclaimed BBC documentaries include ‘The Secret Genius of Modern Life’, ‘Horizon: Diagnosis on Demand? The Computer Will See You Now’, ‘Britain’s Greatest Invention, City in the Sky’ (all BBC Two), ‘Magic Numbers: Hannah Fry’s Mysterious World of Maths’, ‘The Joy of Winning, ‘The Joy of Data’, ‘Contagion!’

Hannah has written a number of books. Her latest, Hello World: How to be human in the age of the machine (Penguin Random House/Transworld) won the 2020 Asimov Prize and was shortlisted for the prestigious Baillie Gifford Prize for Non Fiction, and the Royal Society Book Prize. She regularly writes for the New Yorker, creates videos for the Numberphile Youtube channel and hosts the DeepMind podcast.

As a speaker, Hannah is known for her joyful ability to make complex mathematical ideas interesting and relevant for audiences of all interests and abilities. She demonstrates new approaches to analysing and understanding the world around us.


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