Mysteries at an Exhibit: Math as Art Detective - Ingrid Daubechies (7 pm)

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Ingrid Daubechies, Past President of the International Mathematical Union, shows the sleuthing side of mathematics as she tackles thorny questions coming out of the art world: what was underneath that Van Gogh painting?  What did this Renaissance masterpiece look like before it aged and cracked?  And most vitally, which paintings are real and which are forgeries?  Come discover how analytic image processing helps unravel these mysteries.

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Math Encounters is a public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics and 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 age 12 and up.

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January 6th, 2016 7:00 PM   through   8:30 PM

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