Donald Saari - Mystery of the Masses (4:00 pm)

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Those puzzling voting paradoxes demonstrate a problem: the voting systems we use may not result in the election of the most favored candidate.  A surprising fact is that using mathematics to understand why these voting anomalies arise also creates a framework for examining other mysteries, including the question of dark matter.  Explore the power of mathematics as Donald Saari challenges received wisdom about the very nature of our universe.

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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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December 2nd, 2015 4:00 PM   through   5:30 PM

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