Mathematical Magic: The Two-Way Street Between Math and Illusion - Erik Demaine (4 pm)

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There's math behind the magic!  MIT professor Erik Demaine takes us down a mathematical path that leads us to magic, then heads back the other way to show how analyzing a magic trick can lead to some fun and challenging mathematics.  His bag of tricks will include cards, coins, rope, paper folding, and even juggling as he shows us the hidden math within the magic. 



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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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March 2nd, 2016 4:00 PM   through   5:30 PM