Hannah Fry - Open Book: How Patterns Make Us Surprisingly Predictable (4:00 pm)

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MoMath is delighted to announce that Hannah Fry, rapidly becoming one of the UK's best-known mathematicians, will be presenting "Open Book: How Patterns Make Us Surprisingly Predictable" at Math Encounters. We all like to think of ourselves as strong, independent, and single-minded individuals. But despite our illusion of free will, and despite the seemingly random sets of circumstances that bring about our decisions, our behavior as humans is surprisingly easy to predict. The more we use technology, the more we leave behind a footprint of our actions in almost everything that we do. Mathematician Hannah Fry reveals the surprisingly simple mathematical patterns that unite us all as she demonstrates how the capture of data tracing human behavior has the potential to shape the way we view the world around us. Read more about Hannah in this article from The Guardian.

Please note: this month’s installment of Math Encounters will not be filmed. The talk will not appear on YouTube nor be available for purchase. The only way to enjoy this talk is to come to MoMath. Space is limited, so register now!

Click here to register for the 7:00 pm lecture.

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 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 be best enjoyed by participants age 12 and up.

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August 3rd, 2016 4:00 PM   through   5:30 PM