Math & Magic with Manjul
An eight-week minicourse with Fields Medalist Manjul Bhargava
Some of the very best magic tricks invented over the years have involved serious mathematics, including concepts from number theory, group theory, recursion theory, topology, coding theory, and cryptography. Conversely, and somewhat more surprisingly, a great deal of nontrivial and important mathematics has been discovered in these areas in recent years due to corresponding developments in magic. In fact, these mathematical ideas have also had important applications in areas beyond magic. Join Fields Medalist and Princeton University Professor Manjul Bhargava in an engaging exploration of magic tricks and the beautiful mathematical ideas that drive them.
Schedule — 5:30 pm through 7:30 pm on the following Wednesdays:
September 12 and 26
October 10, 17, and 24
November 14 and 28
Math and Magic with Manjul runs on Wednesdays from September 12 to December 12. On the first Wednesday of every month, all minicourse participants are invited to join Manjul at MoMath's signature Math Encounters series where he will be available to chat during the reception. Please note that we will not be meeting on September 19, October 31, and November 21.
This series is appropriate for anyone ages 13 to 113.
The fee for the course is $975 for all eight sessions and includes a light dinner (Indian cuisine). Need-based discounts may be available.
Online registration closes at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 11. If space remains available, last-minute registrations can be made by calling the office before 4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 12 for a registration fee of $1,175. Registrations at the door will cost $1,295, space permitting.
11 E. 26th St.
New York, NY 10010