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Family Fridays: "Fractal Waves: Oceans, LEGO, and the Mathematics of Happiness" with Sunil Singh

Have you ever been to the ocean? Have you ever wondered why staring at the rolling waves of water is so calming and peaceful, or why looking at the ocean may make you feel a sudden burst of happiness? Wonder no more! Sunil Singh, author of Pi of Life: The Hidden Happiness of Mathematics, will not only explain why, but will demonstrate the relationship of rolling waves to the magic of fractals — nature’s mathematical gift of self-similarity — with an amazing building activity involving precisely 1,024 pieces of LEGO. Come learn the compelling history of fractals and leave feeling... happy!

May 11, 2018 6:30 pm   through   8:00 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
11 E. 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566