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Explore the relationship between genius, madness, obsession, and creativity with bestselling author, journalist, and TV personality Paul Hoffman. Hoffman will discuss the legendarily eccentric Paul Erdős, who, for more than two decades, lived out of two tattered bags, crisscrossing four continents and chasing mathematical problems in pursuit of lasting beauty and ultimate truth. Then join Courant Institute professor Joel Spencer in an intriguing game based on the mathematics Erdős loved.
Please note, this presentation is designed to be accessible and engaging to a general audience. As a rule of thumb, it would best be enjoyed by participants age 12 and up.
For a limited time, we are offering books authored by Paul Hoffman through our online shop. Each purchase made from our shop will help the Museum open its doors in 2012.
Baruch College Conference Center
New York, NY 10010