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Math Encounters: "Lost in Space: How Data and Information are Governed by High-Dimensional Geometry" with Henry Cohn (7:00 pm)

How can we understand high dimensions, and why should we? High-dimensional geometry may seem like a hopelessly abstract subject, hard to grasp and with no obvious real-world relevance. But, surprise! It turns out you can't understand "big data" without high-dimensional geometry. Join Microsoft Research mathematician Henry Cohn in an exploration of the practicality and beauty of higher dimensions.

Special introduction by Julia Kempe, Director of the NYU Center for Data Science.

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Light refreshments will be served after the 4:00 pm session and at 6:30 pm in advance of the second session.

Math Encounters is a public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, presented by the Simons Foundation and the National Museum of Mathematics.

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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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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 7:00 pm   through   8:30 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
11 E 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212.542.0566