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What can math tell us about going faster, higher, further? How does math affect athletes from high jumpers to high-wire walkers, from swimmers to soccer stars, and from rowers to runners? Sprint toward greater understanding of the relationships between math and sports with UK author John D. Barrow, as he demonstrates how math can improve our appreciation of sports—and even our performance—and how sports can enliven the study of mathematics. Special introduction by Zach Spiker, Head Coach, Army Black Knights men's basketball program.

John D. Barrow Math Encounters Poster

Math Encounters is a public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics and presented by the Simons Foundation and the Museum of Mathematics.

For further information, call the 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 best be enjoyed by participants age 12 and up.

Please check our online shop for books by Math Encounters presenters. Each purchase made from our shop will help the Museum open its doors in 2012.

October 3, 2012 6:30 pm   through   8:30 pm
55 Lexington Avenue
Baruch College Conference Center
14th Floor
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: (212) 542-0566

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