BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//CiviCRM//NONSGML CiviEvent iCal//EN X-WR-TIMEZONE:America/New_York METHOD:PUBLISH BEGIN:VEVENT UID:CiviCRM_EventID_6602_14e744cb787c75406e47b70595be41d2@momath.org 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 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210804T160000 DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210804T160000 DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210804T173000 LOCATION:National Museum of Mathematics\n 11 E. 26th St.\n New York\, NY 10010\n United States\n ORGANIZER:MAILTO:functions@momath.org URL:https://momath.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo&reset=1&id=6602 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR