Math Encounters

Now offering online sessions!

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 e-mail mathencounters@momath.org.

Next presentation:

“Vulnerable in Digital Life: How Graph Theory Can Help Us Understand and Protect Our Digital Selves”
with Allison Bishop — April 1 at 4:00 pm

“Vulnerable in Digital Life: How Graph Theory Can Help Us Understand and Protect Our Digital Selves”
with Allison Bishop — April 1 at 7:00 pm

Math Encounters April 2020 poster

Join cryptographer and data scientist Allison Bishop, President of Proof Trading, on a journey into the mind of an attacker in cyberspace.  Learn how to map the structure of your digital life, systematically probe it for weakness, and improve your defenses.  Then, join us in an activity to see how well you’d do against a simulated attack!

Special introduction by mathematician David Saltman, Director of the Center for Communications Research, Princeton University.

Register for the 4:00 pm session
Register for the 7:00 pm session

Photography notice

By registering for a Math Encounters presentation, you agree that you may be photographed or videotaped by Museum staff and associates.

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 1-2 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!

 

Previous Math Encounters presentations

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.