Jim Tanton - Laundry Math | Math Encounters

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A shirt inside-out looks the same in shape and structure as a shirt right-side out. The same is true for socks, trousers, skirts and jackets. Does the process of turning things inside out preserve the shape of ALL pieces of clothing? What if we sewed leg and arm openings together? Is it possible to turn mutilated laundry inside out? Can we turn our clothes inside out while still wearing them? While holding hands? Come explore the world of eversion as mathematician James Tanton thinks about his laundry. Jim will be introduced by Lars Perkins, co-founder of Picasa and current NASA Advisory Council member.

James Tanton Math Encounters Poster

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 Museum of Mathematics at (212) 542-0566 or e-mail mathencounters@momath.org.

Please note, this presentation is designed to be accessible and engaging to a general audience. As a rule of thumb, it would best be enjoyed by participants age 12 and up.

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April 3rd, 2013 6:30 PM   through   8:30 PM
National Museum of Mathematics
11 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
United States
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