Upcoming Events at MoMath
Family Friday: An Enigmatic Evening
Friday, December 13, 6:30 pm
Come play! Momath’s Enigmaster, Pradeep Mutalik, will present puzzles and solutions that are cool, simple to understand, and memorable. The Enigmaster will explore several of his favorite puzzles, both mechanical and mathematical, to demonstrate how the joy of solving puzzles can be key to instilling a lifelong love of mathematics and general problem-solving. Grapple with your own puzzle as the Enigmaster provides hints and tips, leading you toward the Aha! moment of discovery. Admission is limited, so register soon for this edition of Family Fridays, appropriate for people of all ages 8 and up — kids and adults alike are sure to enjoy. Dr. Pradeep Mutalik, a.k.a the Enigmaster, is the curator of the Enigma Café and a research scientist at Yale Medical School. He is also known as the founder of the New York Times “Numberplay” weekly math puzzle blog, which he authored for three years. For further information and to register, visit familyfriday.momath.org.
Dimensions: The MoMath Puzzle Hunt
Saturday, December 14, 3:00 pm
Do you enjoy puzzles? Do you like to spend the weekend with friends? Now you can combine both into one!
The National Museum of Mathematics is proud to once again present its own unique day of puzzle-solving adventure. Our puzzle hunt is a thrilling, competitive, and addictive way to spend an afternoon or weekend with friends and family, tracking down clues and solving riddles. “Dimensions: the MoMath Puzzle Hunt” is meant for intrepid experts and bold novices alike, to be solved at the Museum over the course of a few hours, and features word puzzles, logic puzzles, secret codes, and prizes. For more information and to register, visit dimensions.momath.org.
One-Hunt: A family scavenger hunt activity
Sunday, December 15, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Celebrate a “One-derful” occasion: come solve the puzzling riddles of the One-Hunt! Using a list of cryptic clues, you will be challenged to hunt down the number ones that are carefully hidden throughout both floors of the Museum. These cheeky tokens of MoMath’s momentous first year may be anywhere: up above, underfoot, behind a window, inside an exhibit… The fun and excitement of the chase await at the MoMath One-Hunt! No registration required — the One-Hunt is open to all visitors to MoMath on Sunday, December 15.
MoMath’s First Birthday Party
Sunday, December 15, 7:00 pm
December 15, 2013, marks one incredible year since the National Museum of Mathematics opened to the public, and what a year it has been! Almost 170,000 math fans have passed through the pi-handled doors, and MoMath is celebrating with the grand opening of a new exhibit, followed by a group construction event. Dynamic Wall, a kinetic mathematical showcase that forms the centerpiece of the lobby, will make its debut at 7 pm. This moving,computer-controlled wall will create a unique canvas on which to display a wide variety of wave phenomena, cellular automata, combinatorial algorithms, and more. Then, all attendees will work together to build Parabolic Falls, a life-sized, glowing mathematical sculpture using four six-foot tetrahedra, arranged as in the first approximation to a Sierpinski Tetrahedron. For further information and to register, visit one.momath.org
Math Encounters: Linear Thinking, from Bracketology to Computer Graphics
Wednesday, 2014 January 8, 4:00 pm or 7:00 pm
What’s in a matrix? Enter the world of linear systems as mathematician Dr. Tim Chartier shows how matrices open the door to a diverse array of topics, from creating a March Madness bracket, to analyzing a car’s aerodynamics, to rendering cinematic special effects. For further information and to register, visit mathencounters.org.
Transformations Summer Camp Open House
Thursday, January 23, 6:30 pm
Parents, want to learn more about MoMath’s exciting summer camp program? There’s no better way to combat summer learning loss in mathematics than MoMath’s Transformations day camp for grades 4 through 8. MoMath’s skilled and experienced education staff will keep your kids engaged and entertained with hands-on learning in a warm and friendly atmosphere, offered in eight independent week-long sessions. Come for a sneak peak at some of the fun in store for MoMath campers this summer. Please register online for the Open House.
Family Friday: Love and Math book reading and signing
Friday, January 24, 6:30 pm
Renowned mathematician and Berkeley professor Edward Frenkel talks about his critically acclaimed new book Love and Math, revealing a side of math we seldom see, suffused with the beauty and elegance of a work of art. Join us to discover the hidden, almost magical-seeming universe of mathematics. Please register online for this special Family Fridays book signing.
2014 MoMath Masters Tournament
Tuesday, February 25, 6:00 pm
You’re invited to the 2014 MoMath Masters Tournament to solve puzzles and challenges at a charity benefit. Preview pricing is available now. For further information and to register, visit masters.momath.org.
Events, Birthday Parties, and More
Looking to host a one-of-a-kind event where your guests can interact with over two dozen engaging exhibits? Enter a world of mathematical intrigue, but don’t worry, amongst all the activity there is plenty of space for gala-worthy dinners, over the top birthday bashes, and mitzvahs. Who knew math could be this much fun? For more information, contact email@example.com.