Math Encounters: "Contemplating Coincidence: 'Random' Solutions to Challenging Problems" with Matthew Richey (7:00 pm)

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We all encounter randomness every day — it is part of how we talk about the weather, sports, and even love.  But despite being so familiar, randomness can be an elusive idea to pin down.  Join mathematician Matthew Richey as he guides us toward greater understanding, demonstrating how randomness can be used as the secret ingredient in tackling famously difficult problems.

Special introduction by professor and bestselling author (The Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness) Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

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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 ages 12 and up.

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February 1st, 2017 7:00 PM   through   8:30 PM
National Museum of Mathematics
11 E. 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566