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Mathematics has played a vital role in the development of human civilization, serving as the foundation of much of modern technology and popular culture. From Maxwell and the mobile phone to Florence Nightingale and big data, mathematicians have had a profound impact on all of our lives. Join UK mathematician and professor Chris Budd in a celebration of the contributions of mathematicians over the centuries.

Special introduction by mathematician Robert Kohn, NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

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Math Encounters is a public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, presented by the Simons Foundation and the National Museum of Mathematics.

For further information, call the National Museum of Mathematics at (212) 542-0566 or e-mail

Please note, this presentation is designed to be accessible and engaging to a general audience. As a rule of thumb, it would be best enjoyed by participants ages 12 and up.

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May 3rd, 2017 from  7:00 pm to  8:30 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
11 E. 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566