Eugenia Cheng - How to Bake Pi: Making Abstract Mathematics Palatable (4:00 pm)

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Mathematics can be tasty! It’s a way of thinking, and not just about numbers. Through unexpectedly connected examples from music, juggling, and baking, Eugenia Cheng, Scientist in Residence from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, combines hands-on activities, humorous anecdotes, and everyday life with a dash of surprisingly high-level mathematics and a distinct emphasis on edible examples.

Special introduction by Bedtime Math founder and author Laura Overdeck.

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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 7th, 2016 4:00 PM   through   5:30 PM
National Museum of Mathematics
11 E. 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566