Math Encounters: "Erdős Magic: Theorems, Conjectures, Lifestyle, and 'The Book'" with Joel Spencer (4:00 pm)

Paul Erdős was a giant of twentieth century mathematics whose results remain hugely influential.  While the popular press emphasized his eccentricities, those who knew "Uncle Paul" — as he was universally called — were delighted by his repeated reference to "The Book," a powerful metaphor for the repository of mathematical knowledge.  Join mathematician Joel Spencer, one of more than five hundred Erdős collaborators, in a delightful exploration of Erdős and his approach to mathematical games.

This page is for the 4:00 pm session. Click here to register for the 7:00 pm session instead.

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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Wednesday, July 3, 2019 4:00 pm   through   5:30 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
11 E 26th St.
New York City, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566