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"Six Linguistic Sixes" with Princeton Professor Joshua Katz

In this interactive presentation, suitable for all lovers of language, math, and puzzles, Princeton Professor Joshua Katz will share six facts (at least) about English and other languages that have in one way or another to do with the number six.  For example, do you know what the connection is between six and the first word in any dictionary of English, the seemingly mundane but in fact fascinating indefinite article "a"?  Or why the letter "alpha" could be used for 1 in Ancient Greek, "beta" for 2, and "gamma" for 3, but the sixth letter, "zeta," stood for 7?  Come learn and explore!
Known as one of Princeton's "rockstar professors," Joshua T. Katz is Cotsen Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Classics, and a member (and former Director) of the Program in Linguistics at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1998.  He has received numerous awards for his scholarship and teaching.

The Six Series is hosted by Fields Medalist and Distinguished Visiting Professor Manjul Bhargava.  

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:30 pm   through   8:00 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
11 E 26th St.
New York City, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566
Event Ticket $ 30.00