How do we deal with the chaotic climate system? What do models of chaos look like, and why are mathematical models so unreasonably effective, even though they are far from perfect? Dr. Gavin A. Schmidt, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, will help us understand why it's possible to make predictions, even when they involve seemingly unpredictable systems.

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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 mathencounters@momath.org.

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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