Math Encounters

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

Upcoming presentation

“Guarding the Gallery: how geometry aids in the design of efficient security plans”

featuring Maria Klawe

Wednesday, March 6
Presentations at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm

(in person)

What’s the best way to position guards in a room so that every point on the walls is visible to some guard?  What is the fewest number of guards needed?  And are there some room shapes that are better than others for efficient security?  Join Maria Klawe, President of Math For America and former president of Harvey Mudd College, to explore how mathematics can help make the best-laid plans!

Special introduction by Samuel (Sandy) Kutin, Deputy Director at IDA/CCR-P.

Math Encounters is MoMath’s popular free public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, produced with support from Simons Foundation International.  Light refreshments will be served.

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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 Simons Foundation International and the National Museum of Mathematics.

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