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The classic question "How can we cut a cake fairly?" has been around since antiquity, but what happens when mathematicians and economists focus on the situation?  Is there always a way to divide things fairly?  Join Harvey Mudd Professor of Mathematics Francis Su as he shares envy-free (and tasty!) solutions to this very human problem.

Special introduction by Andy Niedermaier, Jane Street Capital.

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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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November 1, 2017 4:00 pm   through   5:30 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
11 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566