Matt Ginsberg, Factor Man

Sunday, April 29 at 1 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
*In partnership with Arkansas Literary Festival
*Book signing to follow

One man holds the key to the most revolutionary and powerful technology since the invention of the atom bomb.

The press wants to interview Factor Man. The Chinese government wants to kill him. And the FBI wants to protect him. But first, they need to find him.

William Burkett is a statistics-savvy journalist, but he isn’t qualified to judge the extraordinary claims in an anonymous email he receives from “Factor Man.” Is FM a crackpot, or has he discovered what computer scientists call “God’s algorithm?” As FM solves increasingly complex math problems in a public countdown to the day his identity will be revealed, the momentous consequences of his apparent invention draw the attention of a Chinese assassin.

Matt Ginsberg received a PhD in astrophysics from Oxford when he was 24. He quickly came to his senses, however, switching to artificial intelligence and teaching at Stanford for a decade. He’s been on the front page of the New York Times and, surprisingly, was happy about it. He’s been a political columnist and published playwright, and constructs crosswords for the Times. He has written about a hundred technical papers. And one novel.

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/29/2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location
Sturgis Hall