Upcoming Events at MoMath

Apply now to Expansions: MoMath’s innovative program to engage and challenge NYC’s brightest math students (separated by level)

Reinvent math class with Expansions, MoMath’s afternoon gifted program. Featuring programs for all mathematically gifted students currently enrolled in 1st through 8th grade, Expansions hands-on lessons are designed and delivered by MoMath’s educational team to challenge and inspire students, and to broaden their mathematical horizons. With topics ranging from fractals to cellular automata, these afternoon sessions provide an opportunity for participants to learn advanced and fascinating topics not included in the standard K-12 curriculum. Plus, your child can benefit from enjoying math together with small groups of talented and focused young scholars. Expansions offers sessions at several levels; admission is by application only. To learn more and apply for the 2018-2019 program, visit expansions.momath.org.

Hello World! with Hannah Fry
Tuesday, September 25, 6:00 pm

Don’t miss the return to MoMath of the ever-popular Hannah Fry! Back with her new book, HELLO WORLD: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms, UK-based mathematician and University College London senior lecturer Hannah Fry considers the role of algorithms in automating important decisions in crime, healthcare, relationships, and money. Should we entrust ourselves to driverless cars? Are machines capable of producing great works of art? How do we balance the importance of making better medical diagnoses with the value of preserving privacy? Our increasing reliance on pre-defined, quantitative decision-making rules raises provocative questions about what we want our lives to look like. Learn more and register at helloworld.momath.org.

Math Gym, a workout for your brain!
Wednesday, September 26, 3:30 pm

Students, spend an hour at MoMath independently working on engaging and beautiful math problems, hand-selected by MoMath’s advisory council of math PhDs. Choose whichever problem you like from a specially curated selection and work under the guidance and with the mentorship of one of MoMath’s expert PhD mathematicians. If you love math and want to experience the incredible joy of mathematical discovery, you won’t want to miss this new monthly program. Register today at workout.momath.org.

Math & Magic with Manjul
An eight-week minicourse with Fields Medalist Manjul Bhargava
Continuing Wednesday, September 26, 5:30 pm

MoMath is pleased to announce a very special offering: an eight-week minicourse with Fields Medalist and Princeton University Professor, Manjul Bhargava. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a truly magical experience.
Miss the first class? It’s not too late to join the second class, which is independent of the first. A few seats remain, first come, first served.

Some of the very best magic tricks invented over the years have involved serious mathematics, including concepts from number theory, group theory, recursion theory, topology, coding theory, and cryptography. Conversely, and somewhat more surprisingly, a great deal of nontrivial and important mathematics has been discovered in these areas in recent years due to corresponding developments in magic. In fact, these mathematical ideas have also had important applications in areas beyond magic. Join Fields Medalist and Princeton University Professor Manjul Bhargava in an engaging exploration of magic tricks and the beautiful mathematical ideas that drive them. Learn more and register at magic.momath.org

Maths Inspiration, Live on Stage! Featuring math comedian Matt Parker
Tuesday, October 2, 10:00 am at the Baruch Performing Arts Center

Educators, do your students wonder, “What’s the point of algebra? Who on earth needs Pythagoras? And who cares about exponents, anyway?” Inspire your students — even the ones who don’t love math — with a large venue stage show on October 2 featuring some of the UK’s most engaging math performers. Learn more and register at stage.momath.org.

Live at MoMath: Matt Parker returns! — an evening of math and standup comedy
Tuesday, October 2, 7:00 pm

Join MoMath for a night of laughs as YouTube phenom Matt Parker, stand-up comedian and mathematician, returns with his unique brand of math-based humor. Don’t miss this night of mathematical comedy; join Matt as he approaches an infinite amount of humor (but never quite gets there). Learn more and register at standup.momath.org.

Math Encounters: “Calculated Risk: Living is a Dangerous Business” with Jen Rogers
Wednesday, October 3, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Real life involves risks, from cycling without a helmet to visiting a country with contagious diseases to living near the water. Sometimes your perception of risk is distorted, making you think that some things are more — or less — risky than is actually the case. How statistically significant are the risks that we see? And what do the numbers mean? Jen Rogers, Director of Statistical Consultancy Services for the University of Oxford, demonstrates how statistics can be used to make better decisions about risky activities. Learn more and register at mathencounters.org.

Global Math Week kickoff celebration
Saturday, October 6 at Santa Clara University

Join MoMath and the Global Math Project for the kickoff of Global Math Week 2018. The day starts with a symposium at Santa Clara University including events and talks for families, students, and teachers. The fun continues that evening with a celebration at The Tech Museum in San Jose. For more information, visit globalmathproject.org.

Global Math Week
Wednesday, October 10 through Tuesday, October 16

MoMath is proud to be one of the organizing partners of Global Math Week. Help reach millions of students with Exploding Dots, an astounding mathematical story that starts at the very beginning of mathematics — assuming nothing — and swiftly takes you on a wondrous journey through grade school arithmetic, polynomial algebra, and infinite sums and on to unsolved problems baffling mathematicians to this day. Help us reach 10,000,000 people this year — visit globalmathproject.org.

The Math of Particle Physics, with CERN researcher James Beacham
Thursday, October 11, 6:30 pm

Don’t miss James Beacham’s visit to MoMath this October 11. As a scientist at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and a member of the ATLAS collaboration (one of the teams that discovered the Higgs boson in 2012), James searches for evidence of new particles — dark matter, gravitons, dark photons, and exotic Higgs bosons among them — that could provide answers to the fundamental open questions of physics. Register now at particle.momath.org.

Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: “No Duck Can Waltz! — Lewis Carroll’s Logic Puzzles” with Chaim Goodman-Strauss
Friday, October 12, 6:30 pm

Did you know that every flying pig is purple? This is absolutely true, at least logically, for the simple reason the statement can’t be false — there is not any flying pig that isn’t purple! Come explore the ins and outs of mathematical logic, with puzzles from Lewis Carroll’s books and other absurd examples. Learn more and register at familyfridays.momath.org.

Tween Primes, the the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Letters to a Young Mathematician by Ian Stewart
Sunday, October 14, 5:30 pm

Letters to a Young Mathematician tells readers what Ian Stewart wishes he had known when he was a student and young faculty member. Subjects include what mathematics is and why it’s worth doing, the relationship between logic and proof, the role of beauty in mathematical thinking, the future of mathematics, how to deal with the peculiarities of the mathematical community, and many others. This book is sure to be a favorite with students at all levels! Learn more and register at tweenprimes.momath.org.

Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in 6th through 9th grades
Sunday, October 14, 6:30 pm

Don’t miss the next installment of Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle evening for students in late middle school through high school. If you’re excited by the idea of a fun-filled, math-focused night where you can hang out with old and new friends, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, and move to some great tunes, then you won’t want to miss this exciting program on October 14. Registration coming soon to unlimited.momath.org.

Equilibrium, an adult evening of mathematical games
Saturday, October 20, 6:00 pm

Tabletop gaming is more fun than ever! Come join old friends and new for a fun-filled, adult evening of mathematically rich, hands-on games. Bring a snack, play some games, and connect with new and interesting people, all while enjoying the unique evening atmosphere at the nation’s only Museum of Math. Learn more and register at equilibrium.momath.org.

“Catch that Ghost” — a MoMath puzzle hunt throughout midtown Manhattan, especially for families
Sunday, October 21, 11:00 am

In this family-friendly puzzle event, teams of children and adult chaperones will explore midtown Manhattan on a location-based adventure, using their wits and mathematical knowledge to solve a mystery! This puzzle hunt is specially designed for families and solvable in approximately three hours. Learn more and register at puzzlehunt.momath.org.

Save the date! Po-Shen Loh returns to MoMath for a special presentation
Monday, October 22, 6:30 pm

Po-Shen Loh, professor of mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University and coach of the three-time gold medal-winning USA International Mathematical Olympiad team, returns to MoMath for one night only. Details coming soon!

2018 MoMath Gala, hosted by Peter Muller and featuring retired NFL professional John Urschel
Tuesday, October 23, 6:00 pm

Calling all mathletes, athletes, and dedicated fans! Join special guests including mathematician and retired NFL professional John Urschel, IMO Team USA coach Po-Shen Loh, Fields Medalist Manjul Bhargava, and many other acclaimed mathematicians at MoMath’s annual gala, a fundraiser to support the Museum. Learn more and register at gala.momath.org.

Math Gym, a workout for your brain!
Wednesday, October 24, 3:30 pm

Students, spend an hour at MoMath independently working on engaging and beautiful math problems, hand-selected by MoMath’s advisory council of math PhDs. Choose whichever problem you like from a specially curated selection and work under the guidance and with the mentorship of one of MoMath’s expert PhD mathematicians. If you love math and want to experience the incredible joy of mathematical discovery, you won’t want to miss this new monthly program. Register today at workout.momath.org.

MATRIX 2018
October 29-31 in Barcelona, Spain

Are you a math educator, mathematician, or science museum professional interested in math outreach? If so, the 2018 MATRIX conference may be for you! Join MoMath and our colleagues from MMACA and other math museums around the world for the third international conference on math outreach, taking place in lovely Barcelona, Spain, this October 29 through 31. For more information or to register, visit matrix.momath.org.

MoMath 2018-2019 Professional Development Days

Educators, register for one, two, or three professional development days at MoMath during the 2018-2019 school year. Advance tickets are $175; day-of tickets will be $199, if available. Special offer: Buy all three days together for a discounted price of $495!

Metros and Metrics — Professional Development Day
Tuesday, November 6, 9:30 am

Educators, mark your calendars now for an exciting day of mathematical discovery this fall. Taxicabs, the NYC subway, and the British rail all serve as a backdrop for an exploration of bizarre alternative concepts of distance. Don’t miss this unusual day of hands-on professional development on November 6. Learn more and register at pd.momath.org.

M-cubed — Professional Development Day (high school educators only)
Monday, January 28, 2019, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Join Professor Alex Kontorovich as he illuminates some of the most beautiful and timeless mathematical problems and solutions, the people behind these discoveries, and the historical developments that led to each breakthrough. Geared for high school educators, this series will provide a bird’s-eye view of many landmark developments in mathematics, from antiquity to the 20th century. Learn more and register at pd.momath.org.

Artful Math — Professional Development Day
Thursday, June 6, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Connect the dots between math and art! Spend the day gaining new perspectives as you enjoy the creative side of math, then turn things around and explore the analytical side of art. Plus, experience engaging, hands-on activities at the intersection of math and art that you can take back to school to share with your students. Learn more and register at pd.momath.org.

Math Encounters: “Certain Variation: You Never Step in the Same River Twice” with Gerald van Belle
Wednesday, November 7, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Change is the one constant in life. How can mathematics bring some certainty to variation? Biostatistician Gerald van Belle shares everyday stories and interactive activities that highlight the sometimes surprising analysis of variability. Reinforcing planes in warfare, walking or running in the rain, storks and babies, missing data, and more — see how a mathematical lens helps shed new light on the study of change. Special introduction by Gerard T. van Belle, Chief Scientist of Lowell Observatory’s Navy Precision Optical Interferometer. Learn more and register at mathencounters.org.

Save the date! Special guest appearance by Grant Sanderson
Tuesday, November 13

MoMath is pleased to announce a special appearance by Grant Sanderson of 3blue1brown, one of the hottest YouTube math channels around, with 42 million views and counting. Details coming soon!

Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: “Recycled Math” with Nick Sayers
Friday, November 16, 6:30 pm

Ever seen art made from trash bags, realtor signs, plastic bottles, or soda cans? Join science-inspired British artist Nick Sayers, who makes art from all these everyday materials and more. See examples of his work and enjoy some hands-on activities demonstrating how mathematics underpins it all. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the hidden geometry of trash, the magic of mathematics, and the creative potential of recycling at familyfridays.momath.org.

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Expansions: MoMath’s program to engage and challenge NYC’s brightest math students

Reinvent math class with Expansions, MoMath’s afternoon gifted program. Featuring programs for all mathematically gifted students currently enrolled in first through 12th grade, Expansions lessons are designed and delivered by MoMath’s educational team to challenge and inspire students and to broaden their mathematical horizons. Apply now at expansions.momath.org.

Expansions offers sessions at several levels that are differentiated by mathematical experience rather than age. Admission is by application only. To learn more and apply, visit expansions.momath.org.

Weekend programs for families

Take a tour with MoMath’s new Derivatives tour program, or join one of MoMath’s specially-trained educators in Explorations, a hands-on classroom experience to discover the wonder of mathematics. Don’t miss your chance to see math in a whole new light, only at MoMath.

Events, birthday parties, and more

Looking to host a one-of-a-kind event where your guests can interact with over 40 engaging exhibits? Enter a world of mathematical intrigue, but don’t worry: amidst all the activity there is plenty of space for gala-worthy dinners, over-the-top birthday bashes, laser-cutting parties, and bar/bat mitzvahs. Who knew math could be this much fun? Email events@momath.org for more information.