BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//CiviCRM//NONSGML CiviEvent iCal//EN X-WR-TIMEZONE:America/New_York METHOD:PUBLISH BEGIN:VEVENT UID:CiviCRM_EventID_3274_14e744cb787c75406e47b70595be41d2@momath.org SUMMARY:Math Encounters — Online: "What's the Point: W hy Math Really Matters" with Nira Chamberlain - Oc tober 7 at 4:00 pm ET (New York) DESCRIPTION:Math Encounters &mdash\; Online:\n \n "\;What& #39\;s the Point: Why Math Really Matters"\;\n with Nira Chamberlain\n \n Wednesday\, October 7 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)\n \n All around the world \, children and even some adults ask the question: &ldquo\;What is the point of mathematics?&rdquo\;  \; The field of mathematical modeling not onl y helps answer this question\, it can even help qu ench the human thirst for knowledge. \; Join D r. Nira Chamberlain\, Chartered Mathematician\, Ch artered Scientist\, and President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (United Kingd om) as he shares applications of mathematical mode ling\, from serious to fun. \; From the edge o f our solar system to battling an artificial intel ligence takeover\, we will see the point of mathem atics after all.\n \n Special introduction by Evel yn Lamb\, math and science writer.\n \n To fully p articipate\, please have the following materials h andy: \;\n \n \n Deck of cards\n Calculator with a random number generator functionality (e.g. \, a calculator app with a RAND function) or this digital calculator\n \n To use the digital calc ulator\, press \;the button "\;Get Fractio ns"\; \;and then press the "\;Again&qu ot\; button on the next page to generate more rand om numbers.\n \n \n Paper\n Pencil\n \n \n Thi s is a live-streamed event. \; Occasional vide o recordings are made available for a fee at video s.momath.org.\n \n \n \n This page is for the 4:00 pm ET (New York) \;session. \; \;Clic k here to register for the 7:00 pm ET (New York)&n bsp\;session instead.\n \n By registering for a Ma th Encounters presentation\, you agree that you ma y be photographed or videotaped by Museum staff an d associates.\n \n Math Encounters is MoMath&rsquo \;s popular free public presentation series celebr ating the spectacular world of mathematics\, produ ced with support from the Simons Foundation.\n \n For further information\, call the National Museum of Mathematics at 212-542-0566 or email mathencou nters@momath.org.\n \n Please check our online sho p for books by Math Encounters presenters. CATEGORIES:Math Encounters CALSCALE:GREGORIAN DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201007T160000 DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201007T160000 DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201007T173000 LOCATION:MoMath Online\n NY\n United States\n ORGANIZER:MAILTO:functions@momath.org URL:https://momath.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo&reset=1&id=3274 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR