Upcoming Events at MoMath
Join Matt Parker, stand-up comedian, author, and mathematician as he returns to MoMath to delight us with his unique brand of mathematical humor. Matt appears regularly on TV and online, he’s a presenter on the Discovery Channel, and his YouTube videos have been viewed over 25 million times. Matt will be combining his joint loves of math and comedy as he shares some of the most interesting and entertaining bits of mathematics he’s come across this year. Learn more and register at standup.momath.org.
Come out to support the nation’s only Museum of Math and hear what Nate Silver, editor-in-chief of ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight blog and a Special Correspondent for ABC News, has to say, just two weeks before the election. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy good company, great food, some MoMath-style election-themed fun, plus another entertaining performance by Pete Muller. Tickets on sale now: gala.momath.org.
Math Encounters: “Super Math Adventureland: An Interactive Journey Through the Many Worlds of Geometry” with Andreas Daniel Matt
Wednesday, November 2, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Explore alien algebraic surfaces, four-dimensional polyhedra, and fractal and differential geometry as mathematician and award-winning math communicator Andreas Daniel Matt leads us on an adventurous and interactive video-game-style journey. A host of embedded mathematical experiments await, including bonus and secret levels, boss fights, short cuts, and power ups! Watch for open questions in current mathematical research to appear as you experience this multi-player game featuring the very latest in mathematical visualizations and graphics. Special introduction by private astronaut Richard Garriott de Cayeux, creator of the Ultima video games. Learn more and register at mathencounters.org.
Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Time Warner Cable: “Game On!” with Steven Clontz
Friday, November 4, 6:30 pm
Do you enjoy winning at games? Learn unbeatable strategies and discover the beauty of combinatorial game theory as you join mathematics professor and game designer Steven Clontz for a night of family fun. Challenge family members and friends with mathematical games such as MoMath’s Finding Fifteen exhibit, and see how clever counting and logic can help you play strategically in many different types of games. Learn more and register at familyfridays.momath.org.
Puzzle lovers, register now for MoMath’s annual puzzle hunt where players must unlock the secrets of the Museum before time runs out. Dimensions 2016 needs you to uncover the whereabouts of MoMath’s mysterious founder! As you may have heard, the eccentric professor recently vanished without a trace, but we have reason to believe that he left clues to his disappearance within the exhibits and puzzles he left behind… Each year, MoMath’s unique math-centric puzzle hunt draws teams from around the country for an unforgettable experience at MoMath. Learn more and register teams of three to six players at puzzlehunt.momath.org.
Join KenKen creator Tetsuya Miyamoto for an exciting new program at MoMath. Each Sunday in November, MoMath will host two tournaments using all new puzzles hand-crafted by the KenKen creator. A championship round at the end of each 45-minute competition will determine who will be named the MoMath-KenKen Champion of the Week. How well can you KenKen? Come to MoMath to find out! Learn more and register at kenken.momath.org.
Don’t miss the return of MoMath’s weekly column discussing fun, experiential, and puzzling topics in mathematics, presented in collaboration with Make Magazine. Find it at momath.org/mathmonday.
Educators, get ready to switch gears and explore the mathematics lurking between the folds! Put your pattern recognition skills to the test and chase your conjectures in two back-to-back sessions for one full day of professional development. Learn more and register at pd.momath.org.
Join New York’s Silicon Alley for an evening of exponential fun with an open bar and live DJ as you explore MoMath’s dynamic exhibits! After Hours is brought to you by MoMath’s Young Patrons Circle and sponsored by Miller Lite, Coors, and Blue Moon. You must be 21+ to enter; IDs checked at the door. To register, visit afterhours.momath.org.
Volumes, the MoMath book club: The Mathematician’s Shiva: A Novel by Stuart Rojstaczer
Thursday, November 17, 6:00 pm
When the greatest female mathematician in history passes away, her son, Alexander “Sasha” Karnokovitch, just wants to mourn his mother in peace. But rumor has it that the notoriously eccentric Polish émigré has solved one of the most difficult problems in mathematics, the Navier-Stokes Millennium Prize Problem, and may have taken the solution to her grave. A motley group of mathematicians from around the world descend upon Rachel’s shiva, determined to find the proof or solve it for themselves.
Join us for a discussion of this multilayered (debut) novel full of colorful characters; it’s an exploration of humanity’s drive not just to survive, but to solve the impossible. Refreshments will be served. Learn more and register at volumes.momath.org.
Announcing the newest way to enjoy MoMath: The MoMath Derivatives tour program! Enjoy a new perspective on MoMath in a small group setting as you wander the Museum with an expert tour guide leading the way. Choose from one of two new tours starting next month; space is limited, so register early at derivatives.momath.org.
What kinds of people do mathematics? Learn about some of the interesting folks who have shaped the way mathematicians and the public think about mathematics, the work they did, and how their stories tie in with MoMath’s exhibits.
Think you’ve seen all of MoMath? Think again! This tour tracks the many mathematical “easter eggs” (hidden secrets) scattered throughout the Museum.
Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Time Warner Cable: “How Math Can Save Your Life” with Susan Marie Frontczak
Friday, December 2, 6:30 pm
Adeptly wielding several basic math concepts spells the difference between triumph and disaster in this folktale romp though concepts such as abstraction, counting by intervals, multiplication and division, estimation, and exponential growth. You help solve the problems along the way! Storysmith® Susan Marie Frontczak has entertained audiences across 39 of the United States and abroad for over twenty years. Her motto is, “Give me a place to stand, and I will take you somewhere else.” Learn more and register at familyfridays.momath.org.
Math Encounters: “How to Bake Pi: Making Abstract Mathematics Palatable” with Eugenia Cheng
Wednesday, December 7, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
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. Learn more and register at mathencounters.org.
Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Ruby Redfort Look Into My Eyes by Lauren Child
Friday, December 9, 4:30 pm
Tween Primes returns with Ruby Redfort Look Into My Eyes. Thirteen-year old Ruby Redfort is a genius code-breaker with Sherlock Holmes-like observational skills. She’s a prodigy: brilliant, tenacious, and observant. Ruby and her best friend, Clancy Crew, dash about following hunches; they’re drawn into a whirl of comedy and menace, espionage and cryptograms, and naive townspeople and baleful baddies. The story moves with a swift pace, clever dialogue, and many codes and puzzles scattered throughout. Start reading now so that you can join the fun on December 9, at 4:30 pm, with pizza and ice cream to follow. Learn more and register at tweenprimes.momath.org.
Homeschool students, now you too can experience the excitement of a MoMath field trip! Attend the Summations program and spend the afternoon perusing MoMath’s engaging interactive exhibits along with other homeschool families. Registration includes admission to an exploratory, hands-on classroom experience led by one of MoMath’s specially-trained educators, with workshops available for all grades. Learn more and register at summations.momath.org.
Come to Volumes on December 15 as we join Amir Aczel in an adventure-filled saga to find the original source of our numerals. In Finding Zero, we follow Aczel’s quest doggedly crisscrossing the ancient world, scouring dusty, moldy texts, cross examining so-called scholars who offer wildly differing sets of facts, and ultimately penetrating deep into a Cambodian jungle. While on this odyssey, Aczel meets a host of fascinating characters: academics in search of truth, jungle trekkers looking for adventure, surprisingly honest politicians, shameless smugglers, and treacherous archaeological thieves?who finally reveal where our numbers come from. Along the way, we enrich our knowledge and experience of math, philosophy, religion, and the human condition. Learn more and register at volumes.momath.org.
Expansions: MoMath’s program to engage and challenge NYC’s brightest math students
Fall session starts the week of September 20
Reinvent math class with Expansions, MoMath’s afternoon gifted program. Featuring programs for all mathematically gifted students currently enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade, Expansions workshops are designed and delivered by MoMath’s educational team to challenge and inspire students and to broaden their mathematical horizons. Apply now at expansions.momath.org.
Expansions offers sessions at several levels that are differentiated by mathematical experience rather than age. Admission is by application only. To learn more and apply, visit expansions.momath.org.
Significant Figures is a series of twelve educator-led workshops offered to adults. Workshops are held Wednesdays from 3:45 to 4:45 pm starting now through December. As an added bonus, on the first Wednesday of each month, full-session registrants are invited to enjoy reserved priority seating for Math Encounters with a special opportunity to meet the presenter right before the program begins. Sign up now for individual workshops or for the full or half series and receive a discount. Learn more and register at significantfigures.momath.org.
Events, birthday parties, and more
Looking to host a one-of-a-kind event where your guests can interact with over 40 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, lazer-cutting parties, and bar/bat mitzvahs. Who knew math could be this much fun? Email email@example.com for more information.