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Every kid at some point wonders, "How much is a kajillion? Or a bazillion?" Even adults may have the impression that math is mostly about numbers and finding ways to deal with them, whatever their size. Join Po-Shen Loh, Carnegie Mellon math professor and national lead coach of the USA International Math Olympiad team, as he gives the inside scoop on whether and when numbers more gigantic than you've ever dreamed of really do turn up in the world of mathematics — and get a glimpse into the little-known drama of competitive math contests, as well.

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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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August 5, 2015 4:00 pm   through   5:30 pm

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