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

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Math Encounters:

“Mathemagical Themas: A Menagerie of Mathematics and Magic”

featuring Matt Baker

Wednesday, December 14
4:00 pm and 7:00 pm ET (New York)

(in person/online)

Join mathematician and magician Matt Baker for an evening of deceptive and entertaining magic.  From fingertip mindreading to magnetic colors, you’ll be amazed by the magic you’ll see and delighted by the opportunity to learn some of the “tricks of the trade.”  But don’t worry — there’s math in there, too!

Special introduction by Joshua Jay, author, effects artist, and certified Penn-and-Teller-fooling magician.


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.