Big and Very Big Numbers series
Tuesdays at 6:30 pm EDT (New York)
“Introduction to BIG Numbers”
Tuesday, June 23 at 6:30 pm EDT (New York)
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 bignumbers.momath.org.
“Unimaginably BIG Numbers”
Tuesday, June 30 at 6:30 pm EDT (New York)
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 reallybignumbers.momath.org.
Tuesday, July 7 at 6:30 pm EDT (New York)
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 infinity.momath.org.
Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 pm EDT (New York)
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 beyond.momath.org.