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Have you ever wondered how Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher made his intriguing tessellations? Did you know that homemaker Marjorie Rice found tessellating pentagons that mathematicians missed? Neither was a mathematician, but each was challenged by a mathematical problem, and each found a way to solve it. Listen as mathematician Doris Schattschneider describes how diligence and creativity yielded both mathematical and artistic wonders. Doris will be introduced by Dr. Robert Fathauer, mathematical artist, puzzle designer, author, and curator.

Peter Winkler Math Encounters Poster

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 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 best be enjoyed by participants age 12 and up.

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February 6th, 2013 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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