“The Magic of Math”
With keynote speakers Persi Diaconis and Manjul Bhargava
Get ready for the next MOVES Conference, which will take place in New York City from August 6 – 8, 2017! To add your name to the MOVES Conference mailing/announcement list, click here.
Dr. Diaconis is a professor of statistics and mathematics at Stanford University and a 1982 recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant. A former professional magician, he now studies randomness and is well known for his work on card shuffling. He has shown that after seven riffle shuffles of a standard deck of 52 cards the deck is sufficiently random.
Dr. Bhargava, a professor of mathematics at Princeton University, is a 2014 recipient of the Fields Medal, and is famous for his work in number theory. Less well known is his interest in the connections between math and both traditional Indian music and Sanskrit poetry. He also enjoys teaching math classes to humanities majors, and has taught classes on math and music, math and poetry, and on math and magic.
Please watch this website for the call for papers for MOVES 2017, coming this fall.
For examples of previous conferences, take a look at MOVES 2015 and MOVES 2013. You can also purchase the MOVES Conference Proceedings book: The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Recreational Math. Thanks to all the donors, supporters, presenters, and attendees who help make MOVES a success!