Simon Singh

While many may associate The Simpsons with humor and satire, there is a lesser-known side to the show: mathematics. In his book, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, Simon Singh delves into the numerous references to number theory and other mathematical concepts scattered throughout the show and its sister program, Futurama.

From Fermat’s Last Theorem to the Fibonacci sequence, viewers are unconsciously fed mathematical morsels that could form the basis of an entire university course. With interviews with the show’s writers and plenty of images and facsimiles, Singh provides a fascinating new insight into the world of The Simpsons and their hidden mathematical secrets.