[MoMath] 2016 Jan-Feb Upcoming Events

Dear MoMath friends,

Let MoMath warm your winter days with mysteries to unravel, puzzles to ponder, volumes to explore, and romance, mathematical style.  Plus, MoMath is open every day this season — make sharing the wonder of mathematics part of your holiday tradition. 

And please, during this season of giving, consider supporting the National Museum of Mathematics.  It is only with the help of friends like you that the Museum can continue to thrive and grow.  Please help the Museum create an exciting year of mathematical wonder in 2016 — from math to magic, comedy to drama, art to literature to music and more, MoMath brings the beauty of mathematics to kids, families, and adults alike.  No contribution is too small: please visit momath.org/contribute today to make your tax-deductible contribution. 

MoMath at a Glance  
Thursday, December 24
Friday, December 25
Thursday, December 31
Friday, January 1
MoMath is open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day!
Monday-Wednesday, December 28-30 MoMath Winter Camps: "Puzzle Me This."  Register at camps.momath.org.
Wednesday, January 6 Math Encounters: “Mysteries at an Exhibit: Math as Art Detective” with Ingrid Daubechies
Wednesday, January 6 through Saturday, January 9 Joint Mathematics Meeting: Visit MoMath's booth in the JMM exhibit hall!
Thursday, January 7 JPBM public prize ceremony honoring MoMath and Simon Singh
Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 12 through March 31 Expansions program for gifted students. Now with Tuesday options starting at 4 pm and 4:30 pm!
Friday, January 15 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Time Warner Cable: “Puzzles and Paradoxes: A Mathematical Potpourri
Thursday, January 21 Volumes: the MoMath book club inaugural meeting
Friday, January 22 Unbounded: An Evening of Mathemagical Mystique
Wednesday, February 3 Math Encounters: "Life is Beautiful: The Startling Consequences of Three Simple Rules" with Bob Bosch
Tuesday, February 23 2016 MoMath Masters Tournament
Friday, February 26 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Time Warner Cable: "Coloring Outside the Sines"
Coming this winter Beaver Run! Watch for a special announcement coming soon.
Coming this spring The Insides of Things: the art of Miguel Berrocal

Unique gift idea: Print your own Mathaeneum designed sculpture!  Turn your mathematical designs into three-dimensional reality.  Email additions@momath.org for more information.

MoMath Raps 
On Thursday, November 19, winners from all over the nation converged on MoMath for a night of musical fun at the Open Set. Check out the winning performances, including three math rappers, at openset.momath.org.

Concerts and Conversations
On Wednesday, December 16, MoMath was pleased to present the inaugural concert in the Harmonic Series.  Watch the performance at harmonic2015-12.momath.org, and sign up for the remaining concerts in the series at harmonic.momath.org

Solstice Stars
On Tuesday, December 22, math enthusiasts gathered at the Flatiron North Plaza to create a glowing heptagram in celebration of the winter solstice.  Check out pictures and a video of the latest MathHappenings event at solstice.momath.org.

Have you tried out for Varsity Math yet?  Get your weekly puzzle fix from MoMath in the Wall Street Journal every Saturday, or check out varsity.momath.org and blogs.wsj.com/puzzle.

College students: become a MoMath intern!
Now accepting applications for summer

Share your love of math with others!  MoMath is now accepting applications for summer internships for current college students.  Improve your interpersonal and communication skills, explore mathematical concepts, and learn valuable job skills.  See more at momath.org/jobs.  Please note that internships are unpaid.

High school students: Intern at MoMath on weekends this spring!

This spring, high school students with a love of math can become a part of MoMath!  Gain valuable experience while helping others, and add something unique to your college applications.  Applications for Spring 2016 high school internships are now available at momath.org/jobs.

MoMath Winter Camps
December 28, 29, & 30, "Puzzle Me This"

Fourth through eighth graders, join us for one day or all three — MoMath Winter Camps will keep math on your mind and provide hands-on fun!  Register at camps.momath.org.

Math Encounters: “Mysteries at an Exhibit: Math as Art Detective” with Ingrid Daubechies
Wednesday, January 6, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Ingrid Daubechies, Past President of the International Mathematical Union, shows the sleuthing side of mathematics as she tackles thorny questions coming out of the art world: what was underneath that Van Gogh painting?  What did this Renaissance masterpiece look like before it aged and cracked?  And most vitally, which paintings are real and which are forgeries?  Come discover how analytic image processing helps unravel these mysteries.  Refreshments follow the afternoon presentation of Math Encounters; arrive by 6:30 pm for refreshments preceding the evening presentation.  Register at mathencounters.org.

Joint Mathematics Meeting
Wednesday, January 6 through Saturday, January 9

Take home a bit of MoMath!  If you're attending the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Seattle, Washington, stop by the MoMath booth (118) to pick up some great mathematical souvenirs. 

Joint Policy Board for Mathematics public prize ceremony honoring MoMath and Simon Singh
Thursday, January 7, 4:25 pm 
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center

Don't miss an exciting moment in MoMath history when MoMath is awarded the 2016 Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) Communications Award for Public Outreach.  This award is being presented to the National Museum of Mathematics, MoMath, for its innovative approach to presenting fundamental mathematical ideas to the public in a variety of creative, informative, and entertaining exhibits and events that engage audiences with the beauty and utility of mathematics in daily life. 

Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Time Warner Cable: “Puzzles and Paradoxes: A Mathematical Potpourri”

Friday, January 15, 6:30 pm

What kind of surprises can you find in linked möbius strips?  How do you make a dollar bill vanish, geometrically?  Join puzzle designer Christopher Morgan for a night full of math paradoxes, magic tricks, and surprising mathematical solutions, all from the collections of puzzle masters Martin Gardner and Lewis Carroll.  This presentation is free to attendees, as part of Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds campaign.  For more information and to register, visit familyfridays.momath.org.

Volumes: the MoMath Book Club inaugural meeting
Thursday, January 21, 6:00 pm

Love mathematics and books?  Looking for a stimulating and fun discussion?  Volumes, the MoMath book club, is just the thing for you.  This reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in mathematics and science and how it affects our lives.  No prior math or science background is necessary.  The first selection will be The Housekeeper and the Professor: A Novel.  Learn more and register at volumes.momath.org.

Unbounded: An Evening of Mathemagical Mystique
Friday, January 22, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
21+ (ID required)

Why wait for Valentine's Day?  Head to MoMath's 21+ night for an evening of math, magic, and intrigue.  Explore the Museum by yourself or with friends, and enjoy an intimate, unbelievable magical experience.  And don’t miss the interactive demonstration of mathematical matchmaking.  Cocktail attire encouraged.  One free drink with admission; additional drinks available for purchase.  Register at unbounded.momath.org.

Math Encounters: “Life is Beautiful: The Startling Consequences of Three Simple Rules” with Bob Bosch
Wednesday, February 3, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Enter the world of cellular automata!  Popularized by Martin Gardner in the 1970s and adored by students, teachers, and enthusiasts of mathematics and computer science ever since, John Conway's Game of Life has been called the world's most fascinating one-player game.  Though the rules for Life are extremely simple, the behavior of the game — exactly how a starting configuration will change over time — is impossible to fully predict.  Mathematician and artist Bob Bosch will initiate us into the unexpected complexities of this early venture into the world of artificial "life."  Refreshments follow the afternoon presentation of Math Encounters; arrive by 6:30 pm for refreshments preceding the evening presentation.  Register at mathencounters.org.

MoMath Masters
Tuesday, February 23, 6:00 pm at Tribeca Rooftop

Join MoMath for the 2016 MoMath Masters Tournament, the exciting annual competition and charitable fundraiser!  Get your thinking caps on for this fun-filled night, from the entertaining cocktail round right through to the challenging and suspenseful finals.  Will Shortz returns as this year's host — but who will win?  Space is limited, so reserve your seats now at masters.momath.org

Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Time Warner Cable: “Coloring Outside the Sines”

Friday, February 26, 6:30 pm

Coloring meets mathematics!  Start with a series of delightful images and explore their details and patterns through coloring. Then learn about the mathematical ideas used to construct them: from the incredible structure of four dimensions to seven-fold Venn diagrams, you'll be surprised how much you can learn simply by putting colored pencils to paper. Join mathematician and artist Edmund Harriss as he shares some of his favorite images from Patterns of the Universe, the stunning new coloring book he recently published with British writer and broadcaster Alex Bellos. This presentation is free to attendees, as part of Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds campaign.  For more information and to register, visit familyfridays.momath.org.

Coming this winter… Beaver Run!
Truchet tiles, train tracks, and turntables come together to form beaver paths through a constantly shifting forest landscape in MoMath's newest exhibit on the mathematics of proof. Rotate the twenty-four circular turntables to choose your own path through the forest…why don't the beavers ever meet?

Coming this spring… The Insides of Things: the art of Miguel Berrocal
MoMath's newest art exhibit will focus on the work of Spanish sculptor Miguel Berrocal.  What does Berrocal's work have in common with MoMath's Enigma Café?  Visit this intriguing new exhibit to find out as you take in the masterful craftsmanship of Berrocal's art.

Expansions: MoMath’s innovative program to engage and challenge NYC’s brightest math students

Tuesday or Thursday afternoons (K-12, separated by level)

Reinvent math class with Expansions, MoMath's afternoon gifted program.  Featuring programs for all mathematically gifted students currently enrolled in kindergarten through 8th grade, Expansions workshops are designed and delivered by MoMath's educational team to challenge and inspire students, and to broaden their mathematical horizons.  With topics ranging from fractals to cellular automata, these afternoon sessions provide an opportunity for participants to learn advanced and fascinating topics not included in the standard K-12 curriculum.  Plus, your child can benefit from enjoying math together with small groups of talented and focused young scholars.

Expansions offers sessions at several levels, which are differentiated by mathematical experience rather than age.  Admission is by application only.  To learn more and submit an application, visit expansions.momath.org.  Now with Tuesday options starting at 4 pm and 4:30 pm!

Mathematical Artistry
Do you have a great idea for a mathematical art show?  Send it to MoMath!  MoMath is seeking proposals for a show in the Composite gallery, to begin approximately one year from now.  Applications are open here: applycomposite.momath.org.

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Events, Birthday Parties, and More

Looking to host a one-of-a-kind event where your guests can interact with over 30 engaging exhibits?  Enter a world of mathematical intrigue, but don’t worry; among all the activity, there is plenty of space for gala-worthy dinners, over-the-top birthday bashes, laser-cutting parties, and bar/bat mitzvahs.  Who knew math could be this much fun?  Email events@momath.org for more information.

School and group visits for 2015-2016
MoMath has over a dozen great programs for school groups visiting the Museum.  From graph coloring to Möbius bands, bring your students to MoMath for a view into the exciting world of mathematics, and see why kids of all ages love visiting the Museum.  Register for a trip at fieldtrip.momath.org.

Free trips for Title I schools
Thanks to the support of companies including Google, OppenheimerFunds, and Con Edison, as well as some generous MoMath friends, support for Title I schools is now available.  To register for a free trip this year, visit titleone.momath.orgInterested in sponsoring a field trip?  Email admin@momath.org.

Join the MoMath community

Become a member today, and help ensure that MoMath continues to deliver exciting and engaging math programs for all ages.  Visit momath.org/join to become a member, and receive unlimited access to MoMath's innovative exhibits, plus discounts in Additions, the shop at MoMath.  Become a premium member and receive early notices and invitations to exclusive MoMath events.  Join now, and take advantage of MoMath's low rates.  To learn more about long-term memberships, call (212) 542-0566.

We need you!

Interested in volunteering on the Museum floor?  If you love math, would like to help others enjoy MoMath's interactive suite of exhibits, and are willing to devote two four-hour shifts each month, please send an email to jobs@momath.org with the subject line "MoMath integrator."  Please include a cover letter, current resumé, and a newly-written essay that, in approximately 150 to 300 words, describes an experience that shaped your love of mathematics.

We hope to see you at MoMath!

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