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Hannah Fry

Hannah Fry

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Hannah Fry is best known for being a mathematician, science presenter and all around badass.


Dr Hannah Fry is an Associate Professor in Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL.


Dr Hannah Fry works alongside a unique mix of physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, architect and geographers to study the patterns in human behaviour, in particular an urban setting.

Her research applies to a wide range of social problems and questions, from shopping and transport to urban crime, riots and terrorism. Hannah is an experienced public speaker giving conference keynotes and taking the joy of maths into theatres and schools.

Hannah’s mathematical expertise has led to the development of several BBC documentaries including City in the Sky (BBC2), Britain’s Greatest Inventions (BBC2), Climate Change by Numbers (BBC4), Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing (BBC4), Horizon: How to Find Love Online (BBC2) and The Joy of Data (BBC4).

Hannah regularly appears on radio in the UK including on her long running BBC Radio 4 show ‘The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry.’ Online, her YouTube videos have clocked up millions of views, including her popular TED talk, The Mathematics of Love.

Currently presenting BBC2 Horizon: COVID-19 Special and ongoing investigation and findings following her leading the CONTAGION experiment on BBC4 in 2018.

Hannah is available for keynotes, digital talks and Q&As offering timely and authoritative comment on the expected progression of COVID-19. As an expert in the mathematics of human behaviour, Hannah can deliver essential information on how mathematical modelling can be used to influence political decision making, helping us to better understand the development of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in turn its impact on businesses.

Hannah has also written three popular math books:

  • The Mathematics of Love: Patterns, Proofs, and the Search for the Ultimate Equation (Simon & Schuster / TED)
  • The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus (Penguin Random House / Transworld)
  • Hello World (Foyles)

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