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SUMMARY:Math Encounters (in person): "Optimal Tours: The
Traveling Salesman Problem" with Bill Cook - Augus
t 4 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)
DESCRIPTION:Math Encounters:\n \n "\;Optimal Tours: The Tr
aveling Salesman Problem"\; with Bill Cook\n \
n Wednesday\, August 4 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)\n
\n In person!\n \n Is it possible to compute the s
hortest route through a large number of stops?&nbs
p\; It sounds simple\, but finding a method that c
an do this quickly for every example would be a st
unning breakthrough in mathematics &mdash\; and wo
uld earn you a million-dollar prize. \; Join m
athematician Bill Cook as we explore the history a
nd applications of this fascinating challenge\, an
d examine state-of-the-art approaches to solving i
t.\n \n Special introduction by Alex Kontorovich\,
MoMath&rsquo\;s 2020-2021 Distinguished Visiting
Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathemat
ics and Rutgers math professor.\n \n This event wi
ll take place in person at MoMath at 11 East 26th
Street.\n \n All in-person seats are available on
a first-come\, first-served basis.\n \n All patron
s are required to wear masks while visiting the Mu
seum.\n \n Please arrive 15 to 30 minutes before t
he event to complete registration.\n \n This event
is free\, but a $25 donation will help MoMath def
ray reopening costs as patrons are welcomed back t
o the physical Museum.\n \n \n \n This page is for
the 4:00 pm ET (New York) session. \; Click h
ere to register for the 7:00 pm ET (New York) sess
ion instead.\n \n By registering for a Math Encoun
ters presentation\, you agree that you may be phot
ographed or videotaped by Museum staff and associa
tes.\n \n Math Encounters is MoMath'\;s popular
free public presentation series celebrating the s
pectacular world of mathematics\, produced with su
pport from the Simons Foundation.\n \n For further
information\, call the National Museum of Mathema
tics at 212-542-0566 or email mathencounters@momat
h.org.\n \n Please check our online shop for books
by Math Encounters presenters.
CATEGORIES:Math Encounters
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LOCATION:National Museum of Mathematics\n 11 E. 26th St.\n
New York\, NY 10010\n United States\n
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