Kit Yates



Kit Yates is an author, broadcaster and academic specialising in the role of mathematics in everyday life; a speaker who can explain scientific material in layman's language with wit as well as wisdom

Kit is Director of the Centre for Mathematical Biology at the University of Bath but he completed his PhD in mathematics at the University of Oxford.

He is the author of two books, The Maths of Life and Death (a Sunday Times Science Book of the Year) and now How to Expect the Unexpected. 

He is a prominent commentator on the role of mathematics/science in society writing regularly for the Guardian and the independent and a range of other media outlets. He regularly appears on radio shows like the BBC’s More or Less, and Inside Science as well as on TV news shows and documentaries.

Kit is one of the core scientists that forms Independent SAGE, providing independent scientific advice to policy makers and the public on covid throughout the pandemic.
He’s a knowledgeable and authoritative speaker, bringing wit and wisdom to any conference or after-dinner event.

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