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Math Encounters:
"Guarding the Gallery: how geometry aids in the design of efficient security plans"

featuring Maria Klawe

Wednesday, March 6
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

(in person)

What’s the best way to position guards in a room so that every point on the walls is visible to some guard?  What is the fewest number of guards needed?  And are there some room shapes that are better than others for efficient security?  Join Maria Klawe, President of Math for America and former president of Harvey Mudd College, to explore how mathematics can help make the best-laid plans!

Special introduction by Samuel (Sandy) Kutin, former Deputy Director at the Center for Communications Research in Princeton, a division of the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA/CCR-P).

Math Encounters is MoMath's popular free public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, produced with support from Simons Foundation International.


March 6th, 2024 from  4:00 pm to  5:30 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
225 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566