Math & Magic with Manjul
Back by popular demand, this daylong workshop will explore some of the striking relations between mathematics and magic, and will cover a number of the highlights of the minicourse given in the fall.
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.
This course is appropriate for anyone ages 13 to 113. Students under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult. The fee for this one-day workshop is $495 and includes a light lunch (Indian cuisine). Need-based discounts may be available.