Math Encounters

Math Encounters is MoMath’s popular free public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, produced with support from the Simons Foundation.  For further information, call the National Museum of Mathematics at 212-542-0566 or email

Next up

Math Encounters:

“The Matrix Revolution: Data, Images, and Beyond”

featuring Malena Español

Wednesday, October 12
4:00 pm and 7:00 pm ET (New York)

(in person/online)

What is a matrix and what can we do with it?  How do matrices relate to data and digital images?  Join mathematician Malena Español as she takes us on a journey into the world of matrices and their applications in data science and image processing.

Special introduction by Tim Chartier, MoMath Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics and Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Davidson College.


Photography notice

By registering for a Math Encounters presentation, you acknowledge that you may be photographed or videotaped by Museum staff and associates and agree to abide by the MoMath General Policies for Events and Photograph Release.

Books by the speakers

We are happy to offer books edited or authored by Math Encounters speakers through our online shop.

Math Encounters available on YouTube and DVD

Math Encounters presentations are generally posted to our YouTube page within one to two months of filming.  Due to copyright issues, some presentations may not be reproduced on the internet.  Presentations posted online are also available for purchase via our online shop.  Click here to purchase yours today!

Presented by the Simons Foundation and the National Museum of Mathematics.

Please note that all children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.