Dear MoMath friends,

Happy Thanksgiving!  As you enjoy a day with friends and family, take a few moments to see what’s going on at the nation’s only Museum of Math. 

Don’t miss a star-studded series of events at MoMath.  Presidential Teaching Award-winner Dave Masunaga leads multiple tours through a fantastic M.C. Escher exhibit, Fields Medalist Manjul Bhargava presents his inaugural talk as a Distinguished Chair at MoMath, Nobel laureate Eric Maskin joins Marcus Miller for the next installment of the Quadrivium Math+Music Salon, and multi-Grammy-nominated Latin percussionist Bobby Sanabria brings his Multiverse Big Band to MoMath for an incredible performance of his reimagining of the music from West Side Story.

A Thanksgiving gift from MoMath to you… Add some mathematical magic to your Thanksgiving table this year!  Grab a deck of cards, give everyone four cards apiece, and click here to see the wonders of math and magic unfold. 

MoMath at a Glance  
Opening Fri, Nov 23 Spirographs of Venus, a beautiful new Math Square experience
Wednesdays PolyPals, MoMath’s toddler and preschool program for budding mathematicians!
Tuesdays & Thursdays Expansions gifted program at MoMath
Through Dec 10 Da Vinci Dome: Build an impressive, spanning structure using an ingenious and elegant system of specially-notched wooden beams (free activity with MoMath admission)
Fri, Nov 23 through Sun, Nov 25 Escher: The Exhibition and Experience — a special tour of the exhibit with Presidential Teaching Award-winner Dave Masunaga
Tue, Nov 27 “Patterns in Nature: how they inspired my mathematical journey” with Fields Medalist Manjul Bhargava
Sat, Dec 1 Quadrivium, MoMath’s Math+Music Salon, featuring Marcus Miller, Eric Maskin, ELEW, and Marina Korsakova-Kreyn
Tue, Dec 4 West Side Story: The Man, the Music, the Math, featuring Jamie Bernstein, the daughter of composer Leonard Bernstein
Wed, Dec 5 Math Encounters: “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy” with Cathy O’Neil
Thu, Dec 6 Volumes, the MoMath book club: How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space by Janna Levin
Sat, Dec 8 Symmetry Code: Exploring Symmetry Using the Wolfram Language
Sat, Dec 8 West Side Story Reimagined live performance by the multi-Grammy-nominated Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band
Sun, Dec 9 Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: The Unknowns by Benedict Carey
Sun, Dec 9 Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in 6th through 9th grades
Thu, Dec 13 Math Gym, a workout for your brain!
Fri, Dec 14 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: “Reach Out and Touch Space!” with Bjoern Muetzel
Sat, Dec 15 Folding Fun at MoMath with OrigamiUSA (free with Museum admission)
Sat, Dec 15 Equilibrium, an evening of mathematical games
Wed, Jan 2 Math Encounters: “Golden Textures: The Art of Dissecting Golden Geometries” with Doug McKenna
Thu, Jan 3 Synchronized Spin — John Edmark presents the debut of his strobe-animated Bloom sculptures
Fri, Jan 11 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: “Math for the Win!” with Paul Zeitz
Sun, Jan 13 Folding Fun at MoMath with OrigamiUSA (free with Museum admission)
Sun, Jan 13 Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Lawn Boy (Tales to Tickle the Funnybone #7) by Gary Paulsen
Sun, Jan 13 Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in 6th through 9th grades
Fri, Jan 14 Math Gym, a workout for your brain!
Sat, Jan 19 Equilibrium, an evening of mathematical games
Mon, Jan 28 M-Cubed — professional development day for educators
Wed, Jan 30 Mean Girls special event at MoMath — save the date!
Thu, Jan 31 Volumesthe MoMath book club: The Art of Logic in an Illogical World by Eugenia Cheng
Wed, Feb 6 Math Encounters“The Biggest Secrets in the World: Everything We Know We Don’t Know” with Rogério Martins
Thu, Feb 7 Math Gyma workout for your brain!
Fri, Feb 8 Quadrivium, MoMath’s Math+Music Salon, featuring Marcus Miller — save the date!
Sun, Feb 10 Folding Fun at MoMath with OrigamiUSA (free with Museum admission)
Sun, Feb 10 Tween Primesthe MoMath book club for tweens and teens: The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
Sun, Feb 10 Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in 6th through 9th grades 
Fri, Feb 15 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: “Patchwork Patterns” with Elaine Ellison 
Sat, Feb 16 Equilibriuman evening of mathematical games 
Tue, Feb 19 Volumesthe MoMath book club — save the date!
Tue, Feb 26 2019 MoMath Masters, an annual adult math tournament and charitable fundraiser
Thu, Feb 28 The Math of Particle Physics with CERN researcher James Beacham
Sat, Mar 2 Math and Magic with Manjula daylong workshop
Weekends MoMath’s Derivatives tour program and Explorations educator-led sessions, available upon request

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Spirographs of Venus
Opening Friday, November 23
Spirographs of Venus, a beautiful new Math Square experience, opens on Friday, November 23.  This interactive exhibit was a winning submission at Expressions, the 2018 MoMath hackathon.  Conjuring up the Renaissance-era discovery of the Pentagram of Venus — the floral pattern that emerges when the orbital path of Venus is plotted in relation to the Earth — this innovative new experience invites you to step onto the Math Square and alter the universe beneath your feet!

MOVES 2019
Math Unfolded: the mathematical art of origami

Get ready for the next MOVES Conference, this August 4-6, 2019, featuring Erik Demaine and Robert Lang!  MoMath is now accepting abstract submissions for research talks and family activities from all areas of recreational mathematics, with submissions in the area of origami particularly encouraged.  Registration to attend the conference is also open now.  Submit an abstract or talk, learn more, and register at moves.momath.org

Da Vinci Dome
Now through December 10
In honor of “Fibonacci Day” (11-23), MoMath brings you an activity inspired by the work of another great Italian mathematician, Leonardo da Vinci.  Visitors to the Museum are invited to help build an impressive spanning structure using an ingenious and elegant system of specially notched wooden beams.  Don’t miss your chance to be part of building this beautiful and graceful construction, Da Vinci Dome, from now through mid-December.  Participation is free with Museum admission and no registration is required.

Retail Pick of the MonthProof is in the Pudding Bowls
We’re not going to lie to you: this one is for the mathematikoi the inner circle of the school of Pythagoras  or for anyone who just loves a good proof!  You’ll have to finish the food in these clever ceramic pudding bowls to uncover the four classic theorems from Euclid, Hippasus, Pythagoras, and Gauss.  Purchase this holiday gift and more at shop.momath.org.


Escher: The Exhibition and Experience tour of the exhibit with Presidential Teaching Award-winner Dave Masunaga
Friday, November 23, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm

Saturday, November 24, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
Sunday, November 25, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
Presidential Teaching Award-winner Dave Masunaga and MoMath have made special arrangements with Arthemisia, Italy’s leading art exhibition producer, to guide participants through the American debut of Escher: The Exhibition & Experience, an exhibition of over 200 works by iconic Dutch artist M.C. Escher, which is currently on display in Industry City, Brooklyn.  The exhibition is curated by Mark Veldhuysen (curator of the M.C. Escher Foundation Collection for over thirty years) and Federico Giudiceandrea (one of the world’s foremost collectors of, and experts on, the art of M.C. Escher).  Tickets are limited; register today at escher.momath.org.

“Patterns in Nature: how they inspired my mathematical journey” with Fields Medalist Manjul Bhargava
Tuesday, November 27, 7:30 pm
MoMath is pleased to announce the inaugural public presentation from its 2018-2019 Distinguished Chair for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics, Fields Medalist Manjul Bhargava.  Don’t miss this chance to hear from one of the brightest minds in mathematics.  His story, from growing up on suburban Long Island, to attending some of the top academic institutions in the world, to winning the most coveted award in all of mathematics, will delight and entertain you while also conveying the amazing beauty of mathematics in the world around us.  Register at patterns.momath.org.

Quadrivium, MoMath’s Math+Music Salon
Saturday, December 1, 8:00 pm
Quadrivium brings together the creative and technical communities in NYC and creates a space where learning and growth are filled with fun, wonder, and warmth.  This month’s after-hours event is hosted by Harvard-trained mathematician and popular jazz saxophonist Marcus Miller and features Nobel laureate and clarinetist Eric Maskin, international jazz piano sensation Eric Lewis (“ELEW”), and neuroscience researcher and classical piano player Marina Korsakova-Kreyn.  Miller, Maskin, Lewis, and Korsakova-Kreyn will perform together and discuss the fascinating and interconnected relationship between music, math, and the brain. 
Don’t miss this exciting discussion and performance, then stick around for the afterparty, featuring music by DJ Luna Rosa and a lively dance party on Manhattan’s only Voronoi dance floor.  Learn more and register at quadrivium.momath.org.

West Side Story: The Man, the Music, the Math
Tuesday, December 4, 5:30 pm

Combining lyric opera, jazz, Latin rhythms, symphonic and chamber ensemble forms, ballet, and modern dance, West Side Story is the most complex Broadway show ever created.  Jamie Bernstein, narrator, writer, broadcaster, actress, and daughter of Maestro Leonard Bernstein, joins multi-Grammy-nominated drummer, composer, arranger, and educator Bobby Sanabria along with award-winning mathematician and composer Alex Kontorovich to discuss Sanabria’s re-envisioning of the show’s score in West Side Story Reimagined.  The trio will discuss Bernstein and the origins of this 61-year-old masterpiece, the complex mathematics behind the score, and why the story remains so relevant today.  Register at westsidestory.momath.org.

Math Encounters: “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy” with Cathy O’Neil
Wednesday, December 5, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm

In an age where many of the decisions that affect our lives — where we go to school, whether we get a car loan, how much we pay for health insurance — are being made not by humans, but by mathematical models, author and former Wall Street quant Cathy O’Neil sounds an alarm.  The models being used today are opaque, unregulated, and uncontestable, even when they’re wrong.  Welcome to the dark side of Big Data.  Join the discussion about the mathematical models that pervade modern life — and threaten to rip apart our social fabric.  Learn more at mathencounters.org.

Volumes, the MoMath book club: How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space by Janna Levin
Thursday, December 6, 6:30 pm
Is the universe infinite or just really big?  With this question, cosmologist Janna Levin not only announces the central theme of her intriguing and controversial book, but proves herself to be one of the most direct and unorthodox voices in contemporary science.  Even as she sets out to determine how big “really big” may be, Levin gives us an intimate look at the day-to-day life of a globe-trotting physicist, complete with jet lag and romantic disturbances.  Nimbly synthesizing geometry, topology, and chaos and string theories, Levin shows how the pattern of hot and cold spots left over from the Big Bang may one day reveal the size and shape of the cosmos.  She does so with such originality, lucidity —
and even poetry — that How the Universe Got Its Spots becomes a thrilling and deeply personal communication between a scientist and the lay reader.  Learn more at volumes.momath.org.

Symmetry Code: Exploring Symmetry Using the Wolfram Language
Saturday, December 8, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Students in grades 7 through 12 are invited to see how computer programming can be used for explorations into mathematical topics.  Using the Wolfram mathematical programming language, students will delve into the topic of symmetry, leading to the creation of their very own MoMath logo — and everyone will go home with a fun, customized souvenir.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about symmetry, introductory computing, and the MoMath logo!  Learn more at symmetry.momath.org.

West Side Story Reimagined performed by the multi-Grammy-nominated Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band
Saturday, December 8, 7:30 pm

The composer and mathematician Joseph Schillinger once said, “Math is music, music is math.”  No better example of this can be found than in Leonard Bernstein’s incredible score to West Side Story.  Fusing progressive big-band jazz, lyric opera, modern dance, Latin rhythms, and symphonic and chamber music into a groundbreaking masterpiece, it revolutionized the Broadway musical.  A student of numerology, Bernstein created the entire score from the haunting opening three notes of the whistle which he adapted from the Jewish shofar ram’s horn call to war.  It opened the door to a multiverse of modern harmony, complex rhythms, and meters that left audiences amazed.  Join the 21-piece
multi-Grammy-nominated Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band as they perform their critically acclaimed Latin jazz reimagining of the entire score in celebration of the maestro’s centennial!  Hosted by Alex Kontorovich, MoMath’s Dean of Academic Content and Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers, the evening promises to be an unforgettable experience.  Limited tickets are now available at westsidestory.momath.org.  The National Museum of Mathematics is grateful to Deborah and Dexter Senft for their support of this exciting program.

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: The Unknowns by Benedict Carey
Sunday, December 9, 5:30 pm
In a trailer park called Adjacent, next to the Folsom Energy Plant, people have started to vanish, and no one seems to care.  At first Lady Di and her best friend, Tom Jones, barely notice the disappearances — until their beloved math tutor, Mrs. Clarke, is abducted, too.  Mrs. Clarke has left them clues in the form of math equations that lead them all over the trailer park, through hidden tunnels under “Mount Trashmore,” and into the Folsom Energy Plant itself, where Lady Di, Tom Jones, and a gang of other misfits uncover the sordid truth about what’s really happening there.  Learn more and register at tweenprimes.momath.org.

Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in 6th through 9th grades
Sunday, December 9, 6:30 pm
Don’t miss the next installment of Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle evening for students in late middle school through high school.  If you’re excited by the idea of a fun-filled, math-focused night where you can hang out with old and new friends, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, and move to some great tunes, then you won’t want to miss this exciting program.  Register now at unlimited.momath.org.

Math Gym, a workout for your brain!
Thursday, December 13, 3:30 pm
Students, spend an hour at MoMath independently working on engaging and beautiful math problems, hand-selected by MoMath’s advisory council of math PhDs.  Choose whichever problem you like from a specially curated selection and work under the guidance and with the mentorship of one of MoMath’s expert mathematicians.  If you love math and want to experience the incredible joy of mathematical discovery, you won’t want to miss this new monthly program.  Register today at workout.momath.org

Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: “Reach Out and Touch Space!” with Bjoern Muetzel
Friday, December 14, 6:30 pm
Using tiles, geometric LEGOs, and 3D prints, explore the fascinating world of tessellations in the plane, on the sphere, and even in the mysterious hyperbolic space!  Plus, construct the five perfect polyhedra – the Platonic solids – and prove that there can only be those five.  Come with us on a journey through the fascinating world of patterns in space with Dartmouth mathematician and geometer, Bjoern Muetzel.  Learn more and register at familyfridays.momath.org.  MoMath thanks Geometiles for their support of this event.

Folding Fun at MoMath with OrigamiUSA
Sunday, December 15, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

An origami expert from OrigamiUSA will be on hand at MoMath to teach simple origami models to learners of all ages.  Explore the wonders of paper folding and challenge yourself to master a few models — there’s math in every fold!  Free with Museum admission; no pre-registration required.

Equilibrium, an adult evening of mathematical games
Sunday, December 15, 6:00 pm

Tabletop gaming is more fun than ever!  Come join old friends and new for a fun-filled, adult evening of mathematically rich, hands-on games.  Bring a snack, play some games, and connect with new and interesting people, all while enjoying the unique evening atmosphere at the nation’s only Museum of Math.  Learn more and register at equilibrium.momath.org.

Math Encounters: “Golden Textures: The Art of Dissecting Golden Geometries” with Doug McKenna
Wednesday, January 2, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Known since ancient Greek times, the Golden Ratio arises in many areas of mathematics — but did you know it can also provide a basis for artistic creation?  Explore the structure and aesthetics of recursively dissected triangles and rectangles with mathematical artist and software developer Doug McKenna, and see how he uses his math and computer science skills to play with recursion, creating beautiful self-similar patterns and tilings in the process.  Register at mathencounters.org.

Synchronized Spin with John Edmark
Thursday, January 3, 6:30 pm
MoMath favorite John Edmark returns to share the fascinating story of how ten years of experimenting with logarithmic spirals and the golden ratio eventually led to a number of surprising discoveries and magical artworks, including the invention of Blooms, the amazing, strobe-animated sculptures that are the latest addition to MoMath’s exhibit collection.  Join us for the debut of three new Blooms, one custom-designed for MoMath, and to hear John’s brilliant and entertaining story of mathematical exploration and discovery.  Register and learn more at synchronizedspin.momath.org

Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: “Math for the Win!” with Paul Zeitz
Friday, January 11, 6:30 pm

Sometimes just a little bit of mathematical analysis yields a really profound advantage.  Let’s see this in action, kids versus adults!  In this friendly, competitive game, the kids will get a small amount of math training, and then will challenge the grownups to a few seemingly simple games of skill or tests of super powers such as clairvoyance or telepathy.  Who will win?  A well-educated, sophisticated adult New Yorker, or a kid in elementary school who knows a little math?  You decide!  Learn more and register at familyfridays.momath.org.

Folding Fun at MoMath with OrigamiUSA
Sunday, January 13, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

An origami expert from OrigamiUSA will be on hand at MoMath to teach simple origami models to learners of all ages.  Explore the wonders of paper folding and challenge yourself to master a few models — there’s math in every fold!  Free with Museum admission; no pre-registration required.

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Lawn Boy (Tales to Tickle the Funnybone #7) by Gary Paulsen
Sunday, January 13, 5:30 pm
A 12-year-old boy starts a lawn-care business after receiving an unexpected birthday present from his grandmother — a riding mower.  Capitalism, supply and demand, and even a prizefighter all make an appearance in Gary Paulsen’s comic story about how a summer job becomes a slapstick lesson in business as one boy turns a mountain of grass into a mountain of cash.  Check out this fast-read book and register today at tweenprimes.momath.org.

Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in 6th through 9th grades
Sunday, January 13, 6:30 pm
Don’t miss the next installment of Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle evening for students in late middle school through high school.  If you’re excited by the idea of a fun-filled, math-focused night where you can hang out with old and new friends, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, and move to some great tunes, then you won’t want to miss this exciting program.  Register now at unlimited.momath.org.

Math Gym, a workout for your brain!
Monday, January 14, 3:30 pm
Students, spend an hour at MoMath independently working on engaging and beautiful math problems, hand-selected by MoMath’s advisory council of math PhDs.  Choose whichever problem you like from a specially curated selection and work under the guidance and with the mentorship of one of MoMath’s expert mathematicians.  If you love math and want to experience the incredible joy of mathematical discovery, you won’t want to miss this new monthly program.  Register today at workout.momath.org.

Equilibrium, an adult evening of mathematical games
Saturday, January 19, 6:00 pm

Tabletop gaming is more fun than ever!  Come join old friends and new for a fun-filled, adult evening of mathematically rich, hands-on games.  Bring a snack, play some games, and connect with new and interesting people, all while enjoying the unique evening atmosphere at the nation’s only Museum of Math.  Learn more and register at equilibrium.momath.org.

Professional Development at MoMath: M-cubed (High school educators only)
Monday, January 28, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Join Professor Alex Kontorovich as he illuminates some of the most beautiful and timeless mathematical problems and solutions, the people behind these discoveries, and the historical developments that led to each breakthrough.  Geared for high school educators, this series will provide a bird’s-eye view of many landmark developments in mathematics, from antiquity to the 20th century.  Learn more and register for this and other professional development sessions at pd.momath.org.

Mean Girls special event at MoMath
Wednesday, January 30
Save the date!  The cast of Mean Girls comes to MoMath!  Watch the MoMath website for more information.

Volumes, the MoMath book club: The Art of Logic in an Illogical World by Eugenia Cheng 
Thursday, January 31, 6:30 pm
For thousands of years, mathematicians have used the timeless art of logic to see the world more clearly.  Today, truth is buried under soundbites, spin, memes, divisive arguments, and “fake news.”  In an age where seeing clearly is more important than ever, mathematician and author Dr. Eugenia Cheng takes a careful scalpel to politics, privilege, sexism, and dozens of other real-world situations in her insightful and engaging new book, The Art of Logic in an Illogical World.  Learn more and register at volumes.momath.org.

Math Encounters, “The Biggest Secrets in the World: Everything We Know We Don’t Know” with Rogério Martins
Wednesday, February 6, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
The world is full of simple questions without answers; secrets for which only Mother Nature knows the answer.  Join Rogério Martins, mathematician and Portuguese TV star of “Ese Matematics,” on a journey into the unknown.  Fold a map, observe a levitating chain, and see an odd tumbler toy floating in an aquarium.  But, no worries, because… this is math!  Learn more and register at mathencounters.org

Math Gym, a workout for your brain!
Thursday, February 7, 3:30 pm
Students, spend an hour at MoMath independently working on engaging and beautiful math problems, hand-selected by MoMath’s advisory council of math PhDs.  Choose whichever problem you like from a specially curated selection and work under the guidance and with the mentorship of one of MoMath’s expert mathematicians.  If you love math and want to experience the incredible joy of mathematical discovery, you won’t want to miss this new monthly program.  Register today at workout.momath.org.

Quadrivium, MoMath’s Math+Music Salon, featuring Marcus Miller
Friday, February 8, 8:00 pm
Save the date!  Jazz musicians and mathematicians view their work in much the same way: mastery of theory, problem solving, skill sets, and joyous, spontaneous creation are all part of the deep history and the ongoing development of jazz and mathematics.  Quadrivium, MoMath’s exciting Math+Music Salon hosted by jazz saxophonist Marcus Miller, brings together the creative and technical communities in NYC and creates a space where learning and growth are filled with fun, wonder, and warmth.  Registration coming soon to quadrivium.momath.org.

Folding Fun at MoMath with OrigamiUSA
Sunday, February 10, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

An origami expert from OrigamiUSA will be on hand at MoMath to teach simple origami models to learners of all ages.  Explore the wonders of paper folding and challenge yourself to master a few models — there’s math in every fold!  Free with Museum admission; no pre-registration required.

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
Sunday, February 10, 5:30 pm
Lucy Callahan was struck by lightning, and now she’s a math genius!  At age twelve, she’s technically ready for college, but her grandma insists she go to middle school for one year.  Lucy’s not sure what a girl who does calculus homework for fun can possibly learn in 7th grade.  Unless there’s been a miscalculation?  Learn more and register at tweenprimes.momath.org

Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in 6th through 9th grades
Sunday, February 10, 6:30 pm
Don’t miss the next installment of Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle evening for students in late middle school through high school.  If you’re excited by the idea of a fun-filled, math-focused night where you can hang out with old and new friends, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, and move to some great tunes, then you won’t want to miss this exciting program.  Register now at unlimited.momath.org

Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: “Patchwork Patterns” with Elaine Ellison
Friday, February 15, 6:30 pm
Who was Pythagoras?  How about Hippassus of Metapontum?  What are the rational and irrational numbers?  And was there a murder mystery involving the irrational numbers?  Patch it all together with Elaine Krajenke Ellison, who’s used quilts in the classroom since the early 1980’s.  Enjoy a hands-on quilt pattern activity that illustrates rational and irrational numbers, plus take home your colorfully completed (paper) sampler.  Learn more and register at familyfridays.momath.org.

Equilibrium, an adult evening of mathematical games
Saturday, February 16, 6:00 pm

Tabletop gaming is more fun than ever!  Come join old friends and new for a fun-filled, adult evening of mathematically rich, hands-on games.  Bring a snack, play some games, and connect with new and interesting people, all while enjoying the unique evening atmosphere at the nation’s only Museum of Math.  Learn more and register at equilibrium.momath.org.

Volumes, the MoMath book club
Tuesday, February 19, 6:30 pm 
Save the date!  Watch the MoMath website for more information at volumes.momath.org.

2019 MoMath Masters, the annual adult math tournament and charitable benefit
Tuesday, February 26, 6:00 pm
Join MoMath for another edition of the one-of-a-kind MoMath Masters, the exciting annual competition and charitable fundraiser.  Put your thinking caps on for this fun-filled night, from the entertaining cocktail round right through to the challenging and suspenseful finals.  Participate or just come to watch; a good time is had by all.  Register today with your tax-deductible donation and show your support for MoMath at masters.momath.org.

The Math of Particle Physics with CERN researcher James Beacham
Thursday, February 28, 6:30 pm

As a scientist at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and a member of the ATLAS collaboration (one of the teams that discovered the Higgs boson in 2012), James searches for evidence of new particles — dark matter, gravitons, dark photons, and exotic Higgs bosons among them — that could provide answers to the fundamental open questions of physics.  Learn more and register at particle.momath.org.

Math and Magic with Manjul, a daylong workshop
Saturday, March 2, 10:00 am 

Back by popular demand, this daylong workshop will explore some of the striking relations between mathematics and magic, and will cover a number of the highlights of the minicourse given in the fall.  Some of the very best magic tricks invented over the years have involved serious mathematics, including concepts from number theory, group theory, recursion theory, topology, coding theory, and cryptography.  Conversely, and somewhat more surprisingly, a great deal of nontrivial and important mathematics has been discovered in these areas in recent years due to corresponding developments in magic.  In fact, these mathematical ideas have also had important applications in areas beyond magic.  Join Fields Medalist and
Princeton University Professor Manjul Bhargava in an engaging exploration of magic tricks and the beautiful mathematical ideas that drive them.  Learn more and register at marchmagic.momath.org.


PolyPals
Wednesdays
PolyPals is back!  The popular MoMath program for toddlers and preschoolers returns.  Recent studies have shown that a child’s math skills upon entering kindergarten can be a strong predictor of future academic performance in both math and reading throughout the elementary grades.  Math learning promotes working memory, improves attention, and increases other basic cognitive skills.  PolyPals offers the opportunity to listen to math-themed stories and have fun exploring the concepts behind them.  Engage your toddlers and preschoolers in these playful activities to help them develop a strong foundation.  Children will participate in songs, stories, and activities tied to a different theme
each week.  Patterns, shapes, numbers, and more — PolyPals is a great way to enrich your child’s day with mathematical inspiration.  Register now at polypals.momath.org.

Expansions: MoMath’s innovative program to engage and challenge NYC’s brightest math students (separated by level)
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
Reinvent math class with Expansions, MoMath’s afternoon gifted program.  Featuring programs for mathematically gifted students currently enrolled in 1st through 8th grade, Expansions’ hands-on lessons are designed and delivered by MoMath’s educational team to challenge and inspire students, and to broaden their mathematical horizons.  With topics ranging from fractals to cellular automata, these afternoon sessions provide an opportunity for participants to learn advanced and fascinating topics not included in the standard K-12 curriculum.  Plus, your child can benefit from enjoying math together with small groups of talented and focused young scholars.  Expansions offers sessions at
several levels; admission is by application only.  To learn more, visit expansions.momath.org.  Applications will be accepted as spots become available.

Weekend programs for families
Take a tour with MoMath’s Derivatives program (derivatives.momath.org) or join one of MoMath’s specially-trained educators in Explorations, a hands-on classroom experience to discover the wonder of mathematics (explorations.momath.org).  Don’t miss your chance to see math in a whole new light, only at MoMath.

Events, birthday parties, and more
Looking to host a one-of-a-kind event where your guests can interact with over 40 engaging exhibits?  Enter a world of mathematical intrigue, but don’t worry: amidst all the activity, there is plenty of space for gala-worthy dinners, over-the-top birthday bashes, laser-cutting parties, and bar/bat mitzvahs.  Who knew math could be this much fun?  Email events@momath.org for more information.

School and group visits
MoMath has over a dozen great programs for school groups visiting the Museum.  From graph coloring to Möbius bands, bring your students to MoMath for a view into the exciting world of mathematics and see why kids of all ages love visiting the Museum.  Register at fieldtrips.momath.org.

Free trips for Title I schools
Thanks to the support of companies including OppenheimerFunds, Con Edison, and Two Sigma, as well as some generous MoMath friends, support for Title I schools is now available.  To apply for a free trip in the 2018-2019 school year, visit titleone.momath.org.  Interested in sponsoring a field trip?  Email donation@momath.org.


Beautiful Math
See what mathematicians think is beautiful about mathematics at beautiful.momath.org.  Now featuring Stephen Wolfram!

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Get your puzzle fix from MoMath at varsity.momath.org.

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