Do I Count? Stories from Mathematics

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Returning to MoMath by popular demand, renowned German mathematician Günter M. Ziegler presents his new "math stories" book, a journey into the world of mathematics -- a world that is filled with stories about numbers, places, problems, and people.  What's so special about the number 13, or about 42?  What do you know about "numerical estimates" or "random numbers"? Why is there no Nobel Prize in mathematics? Hear about the places where mathematics is created (among them: the desk, the bed, the beach, and even in church), about mathematics record races, and about remarkable mathematicians and their careers -- among them a Traveler, a Magician, and a Politician. Math is fun, a challenge, and an endeavor--it's a vast and wild landscape!  Come tour the scenery with Dr. Ziegler, a superb math storyteller, as your tour guide, and enjoy a wine and cheese reception following the talk, sponsored by the German Research Foundation. This talk is designed for adults, but children over 13 are permitted to attend.

 

 

September 26th, 2013 7:00 PM   through   9:00 PM
National Museum of Mathematics
11 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: (212) 542-0566
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Registration Fee (Non-members) $ 16.00
Registration Fee (Members) $ 14.00