Volumes, the MoMath book club

A discussion of Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World

Featuring author Matt Parker
Hosted by Tim Chartier

Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 pm ET


Join Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim Chartier and author Matt Parker for an engaging discussion of Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World.  Our whole world is built on math, from the code running a website to the equations enabling the design of skyscrapers and bridges.  Most of the time, this math works quietly behind the scenes... until it doesn’t.  All sorts of seemingly innocuous mathematical mistakes can have significant consequences.  Math is easy to ignore until a misplaced decimal point upends the stock market.  Exploring and explaining a litany of glitches, near misses, and mathematical mishaps involving the internet, big data, elections, street signs, lotteries, the Roman Empire, and an Olympic team, Matt Parker uncovers the bizarre ways math trips us up, and what this reveals about its essential place in our world.

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 interested in mathematics and science and how they affect our lives.  No prior math or science background is necessary.

This is an online-only event; all registrants will be participating remotely.  Occasional video recordings are made available for a fee at videos.momath.org.

May 2, 2023 6:30 pm   through   7:30 pm
MoMath Online
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566
Event Fee(s)
Event fee $ 10.00
Event fee plus $10 donation to support families in need $ 20.00

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