Think of the best storyteller you know and the coolest teacher you ever had, and now you’ve got some idea of what Alex Bellos is like.

- Steven Strogatz, Cornell University

Alex is one of the few people who can talk about numbers without being intimidating.

- Evan Davis, BBC

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Hi, I'm Alex Bellos. I write and I talk. Usually, about mathematics. Sometimes, about football and Brazil. My popular science books - Alex's Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking-Glass - are both bestsellers and have been translated into more than 20 languages. (In America they have the titles Here's Looking at Euclid and The Grapes of Math). I write a maths blog and a puzzle blog for the Guardian and frequently speak on maths at conferences, festivals, in schools and in companies. My maths blog won the prize for best science blog 2016 awarded by the Association of British Science Writers.

My latest book, written together with Ben Lyttleton, is Football School, a children's book that uses football to explain everything from maths to zoology and from English to fashion. That's me below playing football on Mars.

 


I am also the author of the mathematical colouring book Snowflake, Seashell, Stara collaboration with Edmund Harriss. In America the title is Patterns of the Universe. If you are a teacher and would like a pack of free printable images from this book, please email me letting me know which country you are in so I can send you the right pack.

Another new project is LOOP, pool on an elliptical table.

SEE ME LIVE: A list of my upcoming talks is here.



I am also the author of Futebol: the Brazilian Way of Life, a look at contemporary Brazil through football, and I co-wrote Pelé's autobiography.

This website has more information about my books, my talks, my radio documentaries, my YouTube clips and me. 


YOUTUBE

How to cut a cake using scientific principles:     More than 11 million views on YouTube.

TWITTER


LOOP

An introduction to LOOP. For more information www.loop-the-game.com

LOOP

A game of LOOP. For more information www.loop-the-game.com


RADIOLAB

Radiolab devoted an episode to my survey to find the world's favourite number. (Programme starts at 1:00)

Radiolab devoted an episode to my survey to find the world's favourite number. (Programme starts at 1:00)

BBC RADIO

I went to India for the BBC to make a radio documentary on the links between numbers and Indian spirituality. Here's me with the Shankaracharya of Puri.

I went to India for the BBC to make a radio documentary on the links between numbers and Indian spirituality. Here's me with the Shankaracharya of Puri.


BOOKS - MATHEMATICS

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BOOKS - BRAZIL

 
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BOOKS - TRANSLATIONS