Dr Hannah Fry
Mathematician, best-selling author and science TV presenter
Hannah Fry is a Professor in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL where she 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. She is a mathematician, a best-selling author, an award winning science presenter and the host of numerous popular podcasts and television shows. Her critically acclaimed BBC documentaries and docu-series include The Secret Genius of Modern Life, Making Sense of Cancer with Hannah Fry, Unnvaccinated, City in the Sky, Magic Numbers, The Joy of Winning, The Joy of Data, and the 2018 film Contagion - The BBC Pandemic (a massive citizen science experiment aimed to simulate what would happen if a deadly pandemic were to come to UK, a full two years before the predictions came true). In 2023 she has a new series launching with Bloomberg The Future With Hannah Fry where Hannah will explore science, technology and people on the cusp of the most transformative breakthroughs of our age. Hannah regularly writes for the New Yorker, and her book (Hello World - How to be human in the age of the machine) was shortlisted for several of the world’s most prestigious non-fiction awards, winning the 2020 Asimov Prize. Through her videos on the Numberphile Youtube channel, her podcasts with DeepMind and her long running radio series The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry, Hannah is known around the world for her joyful ability to bring mathematical ideas to life for audiences of all interests and abilities.