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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“From Coffee to Mathematics: making connections and finding unexpected links”
featuring Hugo Duminil-Copin
Wednesday, February 14 at 4:00 pm
The game of HEX has deep mathematical underpinnings despite its simple rules. What could this game possibly have to do with coffee?! And how does that connection, once identified, lead to consideration of ferromagnetism and even to the melting polar icecaps? Join Fields Medalist Hugo Duminil-Copin, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Geneva and IHES, for an exploration of the way in which mathematical thinking can help us make some truly surprising connections.
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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