Math Encounters: "The Great Unknown: Is there a limit to scientific and mathematical exploration?" with Marcus du Sautoy (7:00 pm)

Are there limits to what we can discover about our physical universe? Are some regions of the future beyond the predictive powers of science and mathematics? Are there ideas so complex that they are beyond the conception of our finite human brains? Can brains even investigate themselves or does the analysis enter an infinite loop from which it is impossible to rescue itself? Join Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, on a mathematical journey into the Great Unknown.

Special introduction by Geva Patz, entrepreneur, technology consultant, pyrotechnics expert, and winner of the 2017 MoMath Masters tournament.

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Math Encounters is a public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, presented by the Simons Foundation and the National Museum of Mathematics.

For further information, call the National Museum of Mathematics at (212) 542-0566 or e-mail

Please note, this presentation is designed to be accessible and engaging to a general audience. As a rule of thumb, it would be best enjoyed by participants ages 12 and up.

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June 7th, 2017 7:00 PM   through   8:30 PM
National Museum of Mathematics
11 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: (212) 542-0566