MATC Mathematics Club
Lecture #55

Madison Area Technical College
Madison, Wisconsin


Fall 2006 Presentation #55 (Friday October 20, 2006)
by Professor Gary Britton

"The Da Vinci Code: Its use of the Fibonacci Sequence, the Golden Ratio and Cryptography"

Abstract: This talk will discuss the mathematics that appears in the popular novel, The Da Vinci Code. Particular emphasis will be on clues left at the opening murder scene, including the Fibonacci sequence and its relationship to the pentagram and the golden rectangle. Cryptography and cipher systems used in the coded messages of the book will also be examined. The talk is aimed for the general audience, whether or not they have read the book or seen the movie.

Biography: Dr. Gary Britton is an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics from UW-Washington County.

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