Announcing… Hannah Fry and Massimo Polidoro

Posted by QED at 12:00pm on June 28th 2018
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With a little over three months until QED 2018—the last QED of the decade—we’re pleased to add two more fantastic speakers to our line up: mathematician and broadcaster Hannah Fry, and co-founder of CICAP Massimo Polidoro.

  • Hannah Fry is an Associate Professor in the mathematics of cities from University College London. In her day job she uses mathematical models to study patterns in human behaviour, and has worked building algorithms used by governments, police forces, health analysts and supermarkets. Alongside her academic work, she has fronted several television documentaries for the BBC and hosts a long-running science podcast with the BBC. Her TED talks have amassed millions of views.

  • Massimo Polidoro is an internationally-recognised "mystery detective" and prolific writer, with more than thirty books to his name. He began his career as an apprentice of James Randi, and is an accomplished magician and co-founder and head of the Italian skeptics group CICAP. Massimo was also the first professor of Anomalistic Psychology in Italy, at the University of Milano. With an extensive knowledge of a wide base of skeptical topics he’s often called on TV as an expert or a host for shows related to mysteries. He is a Research Fellow for CSI and a long-time columnist for its magazine, the Skeptical Inquirer.

We still have much more to announce for QED 2018, including more main stage speakers, panel sessions, podcasts, entertainment, plus a few surprises too... however, tickets are going fast, so pick up yours today to avoid disappointment!