MOVES Conference 2017

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MOVES 2017
“The Magic of Math”

With keynote speakers Persi Diaconis and Manjul Bhargava
Also featuring Art Benjamin, mathematical entertainer
Sponsored by Two Sigma

Get ready for the next MOVES conference, which will take place in New York City at The Graduate Center, CUNY, from August 6 – 8, 2017! Explore America’s only museum of math in a night open exclusively to conference attendees and featuring a special guest, then participate in two days of sessions on the mathematics of games and puzzles. Bring your family along; we’ll have a special family track to entertain.

Dr. Diaconis is a professor of statistics and mathematics at Stanford University and a 1982 recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant. A former professional magician, he now studies randomness and is well known for his work on card shuffling. He has shown that after seven riffle shuffles of a standard deck of 52 cards the deck is sufficiently random.

Dr. Bhargava, a professor of mathematics at Princeton University, is a 2014 recipient of the Fields Medal, and is famous for his work in number theory. Less well known is his interest in the connections between math and both traditional Indian music and Sanskrit poetry. He also enjoys teaching math classes to humanities majors, and has taught classes on math and music, math and poetry, and on math and magic.

Dr. Benjamin is the Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. Among his many awards are the 2017 Communications Award, given by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, and the New York Times Bestseller in Education (top 10) in 2015 and 2016 for his book The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring Out Why. He was selected by Princeton Review as one of The Best 300 Professors in 2012. Dr. Benjamin’s TED talks are among the 20 most viewed of all time.

 

August 6th, 2017 12:00 AM   through   August 8th, 2017 12:00 AM
MoMath
11 E 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566
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Admission Type 2017
Full conference attendee $ 130.00
Limited conference attendee $ 80.00
Children age 6 through high school students (who have not graduated by July 1) $ 55.00
Children under 6 $ 35.00