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Math Encounters: "Double Vision: Explorations of Alternative Math from History" with Glen Van Brummelen (4:00 pm)

Is there only one path to mathematics, or can we find different ways to explore the world around us?  Throughout history, in different times and in different cultures, human creativity has found countless ways to investigate the same realities.  Join Glen Van Brummelen, Professor of Mathematics, Quest University, as we delve into several ancient ways of thinking in geometry, all but forgotten today.  Ancient Chinese and Greek sages will help us realize that we really can change the way that we see!

Special introduction by David J. Helfand, Professor of Astronomy, Columbia University; Chair, American Institute of Physics; President Emeritus, American Astronomical Society; and President Emeritus, Quest University Canada

December 2019 Math Encounters poster

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.

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

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

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