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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Christopher John Francis Boone is a 15-year-old boy living outside of London who is mathematically brilliant with a photographic memory and a love for animals more than people. He also has a mystery to solve: the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog. Along the way, Christopher's investigation reveals important truths about his community, his family and himself.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A Public Lecture Series

Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7 pm | Hale Library Hemisphere Room

“Understanding Christopher's math problems” presented byDr. Natalia Rojkovskaia, Department of Mathematics 

The mathematical component of the story not only amazingly intertwines in the storyline, but is remarkably deep and accurate, which is not that common in literary work.

Moreover, with the presented mathematical content the author successfully raises the plot above the common stereotype that a math genius is a person who just can quickly multiply big numbers: the boy's culture in logic and scientific reasoning is of a very high intellectual level. In the presentation we will discuss examples of math questions and proofs mentioned in the book, providing them with comments, illustrations, historical background. 

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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

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