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Investigate the mathematical angles of news stories and debunk popular myths and fallacies with mathematician, author, and columnist John Allen Paulos. Join fellow coffee-drinkers, strap-hangers, policy-makers, gossip-mongers, bargain-hunters, trend-setters, and others who can't get along without their daily news, and discover an oblique, yet revealing, slant on the traditional Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of the journalist's craft.

Math Encounters is a public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics and 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

Please note, this presentation is designed to be accessible and engaging to a general audience. As a rule of thumb, it would be best enjoyed by participants age 12 and up.

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April 1, 2015 4:00 pm   through   5:30 pm

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