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

“Hole in One!  How mathematics can unlock the secrets to performance in golf and other sports”

featuring Mark Broadie

Wednesday, April 3
Presentations at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm

(in person)

The most famous saying in golf is that players “drive for show, putt for dough,” meaning that while majestic drives look great, it’s performance on the greens that lead to victory.  Join Mark Broadie, Carson Family Professor of Business at the Columbia Business School, as he demonstrates how data, together with simple mathematics, can be used to debunk this idea.  Along the way, you’ll have a chance to show off your own skills on the MoMath green while also seeing how ideas from golf analytics are applicable to other sports and even to business.  No prior knowledge of golf is necessary!

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.

Register to attend in person

 

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 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.