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Every day we are bombarded with more information than we can possibly process.  But how do we define and quantify what “information” is?  How can it be analyzed, altered, or used?  Computer scientist and Yahtzee expert Tom Verhoeff will guide us through vivid demonstrations of three vital processes that modern mathematics allows us to perform on data: compress it, correct it, and safeguard it.  Come see how these principles work and how they can even help us make emotional connections!

Special introduction by Glenn Lilly, Chief of Mathematics Research at the National Security Agency.


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Math Encounters is a public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics and 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 age 12 and up.

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May 4, 2016 4:00 pm   through   5:30 pm