Big and Very Big Numbers series

Tuesdays at 6:30 pm ET

Register for all four events at a discount

“Introduction to BIG Numbers”
Tuesday, June 23 at 6:30 pm ET

How can we describe large quantities, including scientific notation and logarithms?  Play with big numbers and test your skills with the “Six Boxes of Kazakhstan” challenge.  Learn more and register at

“Unimaginably BIG Numbers”
Tuesday, June 30 at 6:30 pm ET
How can we use mathematics to find order within chaos?  How big does a random object needs to be in order to contain something orderly?  By asking some innocent questions and investigating a few examples, we’ll land on some truly ENORMOUS answers.  Learn more and register at

“To Infinity…”
Tuesday, July 7 at 6:30 pm ET
Let’s leave finite numbers behind and explore two scales of the infinite: the countable and the uncountable.  Once we admit the infinite into our mathematical world, things start to get really strange; in fact, even paradoxical!  Learn more and register at

“Beyond Infinity”
Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 pm ET
A careful study of countable and uncountable sets, along with an innocent principle of logic, allows us to perform one of the strangest mathematical constructions: the Banach-Tarski paradox, where we will take a solid sphere, decompose it into a few pieces, then reassemble those pieces to form two perfect copies of the original sphere!  Learn more and register at