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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 Museum of Mathematics. For further information, call the Museum of Mathematics at (212) 542-0566 or e-mail

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Paul Hoffman Math Encounters May 4 poster

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.

May 4, 2011 6:30 pm   through   8:30 pm
55 Lexington Avenue
Baruch College Conference Center
14th Floor
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: (212) 542-0566

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