MoMath: the National Museum of Mathematics

MoMath: the National Museum of Mathematics The National Museum of Mathematics strives to enhance public understanding and perception of mathemat Thanks!
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Note MoMath closes early (2:30 pm) the first Wednesday of every month. Mathematics illuminates the patterns that abound in our world. The museum’s activities will lead a broad and diverse audience to understand the evolving, creative, human, and aesthetic nature of mathematics. Accomplishments to date include opening North America's only museum devoted to math and its many connections with nature,

art, science, business, music, and everyday life; creating the popular Math Midway exhibition (mathmidway.org), which is currently touring museums throughout the United States; leading math tours in various U.S. cities; the Math Encounters (mathencounters.org) presentation series; delivering programs for students, teachers, and the public to increase appreciation of mathematics; and hosting over 125,000 visitors to date. Like most museums, MoMath cannot survive on admission revenue alone. If you believe in the mission of the National Museum of Mathematics, please support the institution by becoming a member (momath.org/join) or donor (momath.org/contribute).

Have you ever wondered how mathematics and food are related?Look no further than "Math Encounters" with Kathleen Kavanag...
10/03/2023

Have you ever wondered how mathematics and food are related?

Look no further than "Math Encounters" with Kathleen Kavanagh, tomorrow, October 4 at MoMath!

Register for an in-person session at 4:00 or 7:00 pm at mathencounters.org. Refreshments and food pairings will be served during the event.

Come learn and snack with us!

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/03/arts/design/hans-noe-sculptures-mathematics-museum.htmlThe National Museum of Mathema...
10/03/2023

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/03/arts/design/hans-noe-sculptures-mathematics-museum.html

The National Museum of Mathematics is proud to host "Sculpture: the work of Hans Noë" in its temporary exhibition gallery.

The gallery is open daily during Museum hours, from 10 am to 5 pm through October 31.

Lawrence Weschler, the curator of this exhibition, will be offering personalized tours tonight at "Beyond Boundaries: MoMath on the Move," MoMath's 2023 Gala. Only a few seats remain — visit gala.momath.org for more.

For decades, the architect and restaurateur Hans Noë has been making geometric wooden objects that are almost impossible to categorize.

Earlier this year, the world was astounded by the discovery of the first true "aperiodic monotile" — a special type of s...
09/29/2023

Earlier this year, the world was astounded by the discovery of the first true "aperiodic monotile" — a special type of shape that can tile the infinite plane by itself without ever creating a repeating pattern.

This coming Monday, October 2 at 6:30 pm, join MoMath in-person for a one-of-a-kind event: "Aperiodic Monotiles: New Shapes Just Dropped!” featuring Craig Kaplan, co-author of the mathematical paper that formally introduced these groundbreaking shapes to the world back in March of 2023. [Full article here: https://arxiv.org/abs/2303.10798].

Known colloquially as the “Hat" or "Shirt" tile, and sometimes cleverly referred to as an "einstein" (not that Einstein; instead a direct-to-german translation of "one stone”), the initially discovered shape became a hit sensation — not just in mathematics, but in pop culture as a whole — as people rejoiced in their fascination with this rare finding.

Join Craig Kaplan, a computer scientist from the University of Waterloo, to hear the surprising story of this discovery and to learn about some of the mathematical and computational ideas behind it. Craig will also share how this initial discovery quickly led to consideration of an entire family of closely related shapes, including the Turtle, the Spectre, and more, igniting a delightful and creative exploration by mathematicians and artists around the world.

Also in attendance will be MoMath’s Outreach Mathematician Chaim Goodman-Strauss, an additional co-author of the paper.

Register now at momath.org/aperiodic.

The New York Times covered the MOST program. As part of the program, 10 early career mathematicians selected from around...
07/19/2023

The New York Times covered the MOST program. As part of the program, 10 early career mathematicians selected from around the country had the opportunity to hone their skills in public presentations of their work in mathematics with a Manhattan improv theater and with MoMath professionals. The participants sharpened their skills so when they return to their home communities, they can help boost the number of women entering STEM fields.

Coaching sessions at the People’s Improv Theater were aimed at helping math experts connect with laypeople and give engaging presentations.

MoMath is proud to be joining forces with RMS for the RSM Math Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, June 10.  There are two start...
06/02/2023

MoMath is proud to be joining forces with RMS for the RSM Math Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, June 10. There are two starting locations in Manhattan - Upper East Side and Battery Park. Team up with friends and family, lace up those walking shoes, and don your thinking caps for this exciting adventure. Print or pick up a route map; then navigate to each checkpoint, which promises to be a cool landmark or a math-friendly business. Solve math challenges at each stop to earn stamps, make your way to the finish line, and win prizes!

https://sites.google.com/russianschool.com/rsm-nyc-region/events/manhattan-scavenger-hunt?authuser=0

04/27/2023

Last chance!!! Join us TODAY at 4pm for Meet a Mathematician featuring NFL football player turned mathematician John Urschel.

This online event is hosted by MoMath’s 2022-2023 Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim Chartier, who aims to open the doors for a conversation exploring John’s unusual journey through the worlds of mathematics and football.

Register now at the link below!
meetmath.momath.org

MoMath is delighted to be participating in the White House Easter EGGucation roll today. If you can't make it to the nat...
04/10/2023

MoMath is delighted to be participating in the White House Easter EGGucation roll today. If you can't make it to the nation's capital, feel free to stop by the Museum any day of the week from 10am to 5pm to visit us in NYC, or check our website for a list of upcoming events! The White House

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

MoMath Outreach Mathematician Chaim Goodman-Strauss part of team that makes groundbreaking mathematical discovery!  moma...
03/22/2023

MoMath Outreach Mathematician Chaim Goodman-Strauss part of team that makes groundbreaking mathematical discovery! momath.org/einsteintile

Consider a donation to MoMath this  . A unique and innovative institution, the National Museum of Mathematics strives to...
11/29/2022

Consider a donation to MoMath this . A unique and innovative institution, the National Museum of Mathematics strives to enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics as an evolving, creative, and aesthetic human endeavor. Your support helps make our mission possible! donate.momath.org

Secure your spot in Folding Fridays for December! MoMath's popular origami classes fill quickly so be sure to register i...
11/25/2022

Secure your spot in Folding Fridays for December! MoMath's popular origami classes fill quickly so be sure to register in advance. foldingfridays.momath.org

Next Wednesday, please join us in-person or online for a special lecture in honor of Peter Carr, a Founding Trustee of M...
11/23/2022

Next Wednesday, please join us in-person or online for a special lecture in honor of Peter Carr, a Founding Trustee of MoMath. Hosted by Kevin Atteson - professor, quant, and MoMath Trustee - the lecture will explore the Nobel Prize-winning Black-Scholes model and explain how to make a complex mathematical concept clear and accessible to all using nothing more that elementary algebra.

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

Secure your spot in Folding Fridays for November! MoMath's popular oragami folding classes fill quickly, so be sure to s...
10/28/2022

Secure your spot in Folding Fridays for November! MoMath's popular oragami folding classes fill quickly, so be sure to sign up in advance.

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

November is nearly here! Don't miss all of the great events the Museum has coming up next month. There's something for m...
10/27/2022

November is nearly here! Don't miss all of the great events the Museum has coming up next month. There's something for mathematicians of every age. 😀 events.momath.org

Join us as we celebrate ten years of MoMath! The 2022 MoMath Gala will be held next Tuesday, November 1. Guests are invi...
10/25/2022

Join us as we celebrate ten years of MoMath! The 2022 MoMath Gala will be held next Tuesday, November 1. Guests are invited to enjoy MoMath’s exhibits while the Museum is closed to the public, plus a special sneak peek at MoMath’s exciting plans for the future!

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

Math goes to the movies! Join Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim Chartier and special guest Scott Shapiro (Product Man...
10/24/2022

Math goes to the movies! Join Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim Chartier and special guest Scott Shapiro (Product Manager, Baseball Data Platforms at MLB ) for a discussion of this month's Starring Math film, "Trouble with the Curve." starring.momath.org

Meet a mathematician who works at Netflix x! Engineer and professional data whiz Che Smith joins MoMath’s own stats pro ...
10/19/2022

Meet a mathematician who works at Netflix x! Engineer and professional data whiz Che Smith joins MoMath’s own stats pro Tim Chartier for an online discussion on Monday, October 24 at 4:00 pm ET. meetmath.momath.org

Seniors citizens, treat your mind to a 45-minute workout as you join a friendly cohort of mature thinkers to explore sti...
10/12/2022

Seniors citizens, treat your mind to a 45-minute workout as you join a friendly cohort of mature thinkers to explore stimulating topics, including topology, puzzles, and cryptography. Check out MoMath’s weekly online Senior Sessions today! seniorsessions.momath.org

Good news for students in grades K–3 who love interactive sessions full of stories, games and laughter: Loving Math, MoM...
10/09/2022

Good news for students in grades K–3 who love interactive sessions full of stories, games and laughter: Loving Math, MoMath's hilariously fun children's series, continues this month on Tuesdays online.

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

Think math is boring?  Try riding a square-wheeled trike or using geometry to launch a basketball! CEO and Executive Dir...
10/08/2022

Think math is boring? Try riding a square-wheeled trike or using geometry to launch a basketball! CEO and Executive Director Cindy Lawrence shares how fun math can be on the Solve It for Kids podcast.

If you've ever thought math was boring, you HAVE to listen to this episode! Cindy Lawrence, the CEO and Executive Director of the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), will explain how much fun you can have with math-- it will BLOW your mind!! Don't miss this exciting and entertaining chat. You m...

Ready to enter the Matrix?  Join mathematician Malena Español for this month's Math Encounters event as she takes us on ...
10/07/2022

Ready to enter the Matrix? Join mathematician Malena Español for this month's Math Encounters event as she takes us on a journey into the world of matrices and how they help us study data and process images. mathencounters.momath.org

Math Encounters is free and open to the public, and produced with support from the Simons Foundation.

Artist, composer, and Grammy award-winning percussionist drum master Will Calhoun will perform live at the Museum on Oct...
10/06/2022

Artist, composer, and Grammy award-winning percussionist drum master Will Calhoun will perform live at the Museum on October 13! This innovative, multi-sensory experience for ages 21+ will dazzle with beats, rhythm, patterns, and light. Sit back with a drink and enjoy!

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

Calling all teens and tweens who love math and reading (or wish they did)! This month's Tween Primes book club selection...
10/05/2022

Calling all teens and tweens who love math and reading (or wish they did)! This month's Tween Primes book club selection is "Here's Looking at Euclid" by Alex Bellos. On October 16, join Alex and Professor Tim Chartier to solve Swedish traffic problems, visit the Mental Calculation World Cup, and see what pineapples have to do with beautiful teeth.

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

Looking to try crunching the numbers behind your favorite sports? Join stats whiz Tim Chartier’s Sports Analytics Resear...
10/04/2022

Looking to try crunching the numbers behind your favorite sports? Join stats whiz Tim Chartier’s Sports Analytics Research Group to talk analytics from sabermetrics to shot charts. Game on! Register for the entire series or individual sessions.

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

From the Dynamic Wall and the Square-Wheeled Trike, to the Shape Ranger and Twist 'n' Roll, MoMath features two floors o...
09/29/2022

From the Dynamic Wall and the Square-Wheeled Trike, to the Shape Ranger and Twist 'n' Roll, MoMath features two floors of fun, fascinating exhibits for you to explore. Which ones are you looking forward to visiting? exhibits.momath.org

If you've always wanted to learn to play the popular card game bridge, don't miss Bridge Basics 1, an eight-week course ...
09/26/2022

If you've always wanted to learn to play the popular card game bridge, don't miss Bridge Basics 1, an eight-week course taught by American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) accredited teacher Dr. Susan J. Fishbein. Online classes start October 2.

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

This month's Meet a Mathematician is Michael Lopez, the NFL's Director of Football Data! Learn how his work uses sports ...
09/22/2022

This month's Meet a Mathematician is Michael Lopez, the NFL's Director of Football Data! Learn how his work uses sports analytics to improve the league's understanding of the game. Join the conversation online on September 29, hosted by MoMath's Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim Chartier. meetmath.momath.org

A membership to MoMath is the best way to experience everything the Museum has to offer. Discover the array of benefits ...
09/16/2022

A membership to MoMath is the best way to experience everything the Museum has to offer. Discover the array of benefits you'll enjoy when you become a member of North America's only museum dedicated to mathematics!

To learn more, visit join.momath.org

The Volumes book club will meet this month to discuss "Get in the Game: An Interactive Introduction to Sports Analytics"...
09/14/2022

The Volumes book club will meet this month to discuss "Get in the Game: An Interactive Introduction to Sports Analytics" by Tim Chartier, MoMath's Distinguished Visiting Professor!

The author will lead an online discussion on September 19 at 6:30 pm ET. volumes.momath.org

It's back-to-school season and MoMath has plenty of fun options for you next field trip. Whether you prefer online, in y...
09/12/2022

It's back-to-school season and MoMath has plenty of fun options for you next field trip. Whether you prefer online, in your school, or at the Museum, there's something for every group. Plan your event today!

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

Folding Fridays returns today with a new Fall Series! Discover the math behind paper folding and create beautiful models...
09/09/2022

Folding Fridays returns today with a new Fall Series! Discover the math behind paper folding and create beautiful models in one of MoMath's most popular classes. foldingfridays.momath.org

MoMath was featured on News 12 The Bronx! Check out the feature on their "Road Trip Close to Home" series and plan your ...
09/08/2022

MoMath was featured on News 12 The Bronx! Check out the feature on their "Road Trip Close to Home" series and plan your visit today.

News 12 is taking a trip to MoMath: the National Museum of Mathematics to see how they're changing the game on learning math.

Did you know that mime illusions can be used to teach math? Discover the world of mathematical mime at MoMath's new prog...
09/07/2022

Did you know that mime illusions can be used to teach math? Discover the world of mathematical mime at MoMath's new program, Speaking about Mime: Exploring Mime with Math. Distinguished Visiting Professor and professional mime Tim Chartier will lead this 3-part series starting September 14.

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

Tomorrow is the last day to submit your entries for Open Set, MoMath's annual mathematical performance arts competition!...
09/05/2022

Tomorrow is the last day to submit your entries for Open Set, MoMath's annual mathematical performance arts competition! All acts and creative pursuits that have something to do with math are welcome. Winners will be announced on October 12. performance.momath.org

You'll never look at the multiplication table the same way once you discover the beautiful shapes hiding within! Join ma...
09/04/2022

You'll never look at the multiplication table the same way once you discover the beautiful shapes hiding within! Join mathematician Federico Ardila on September 7 for a Math Encounters presentation of "Hidden Patterns: the shape of multiplication."

Math Encounters is free and open to the public, and produced with support from the Simons Foundation .

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

Check out all of the great events the Museum has coming up in September! Which ones are you most looking forward to? eve...
08/31/2022

Check out all of the great events the Museum has coming up in September! Which ones are you most looking forward to? events.momath.org

Today is the sixth annual NYC Math Festival, hosted by MoMath! Enjoy a fun day of free math exhibits, games and activiti...
08/20/2022

Today is the sixth annual NYC Math Festival, hosted by MoMath! Enjoy a fun day of free math exhibits, games and activities from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm ET outdoors at Fosun Plaza. We hope to see you there!

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

Have a tween or teen that likes to read and also enjoys math? MoMath's Tween Primes book club is the perfect way for the...
08/19/2022

Have a tween or teen that likes to read and also enjoys math? MoMath's Tween Primes book club is the perfect way for them to spend a Friday evening. Tonight's online session begins at 7:00 pm ET and features the book, "Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz" by Edward Burger and Michael Starbird.

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

This month's Starring Math film is "WALL·E," Pixar's 2008 animated masterwork. Join Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim...
08/17/2022

This month's Starring Math film is "WALL·E," Pixar's 2008 animated masterwork. Join Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim Chartier online on Monday, August 22 at 7:00 pm ET for a discussion of the mathematical breakthrough by Pixar that allowed for complex crowd scenes and how the multiplication principle from combinatorics was behind this advancement.

Register here: starring.momath.org

Curious about how MoMath got started? Cindy Lawrence, MoMath's Executive Director and CEO, spoke with the  podcast about...
08/16/2022

Curious about how MoMath got started? Cindy Lawrence, MoMath's Executive Director and CEO, spoke with the podcast about MoMath's origin story and how the Museum's exhibits and programs are designed to reveal the wonders of mathematics.

STEM Everyday #229 | The Museum of Math | feat. Cindy Lawrence Published July 29, 2022 by chris woods 0 Mathematics illuminates the patterns that abound in our world. Kids need opportunities to experience math beyond the textbook. One such opportunity is the National Museum of Mathematics, founded t...

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Consider a donation to MoMath this . A unique and innovative institution, the National Museum of Mathematics strives to enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics as an evolving, creative, and aesthetic human endeavor. Your support helps make our mission possible! donate.momath.org
Secure your spot in Folding Fridays for December! MoMath's popular origami classes fill quickly so be sure to register in advance. foldingfridays.momath.org
Next Wednesday, please join us in-person or online for a special lecture in honor of Peter Carr, a Founding Trustee of MoMath. Hosted by Kevin Atteson - professor, quant, and MoMath Trustee - the lecture will explore the Nobel Prize-winning Black-Scholes model and explain how to make a complex mathematical concept clear and accessible to all using nothing more that elementary algebra.
Secure your spot in Folding Fridays for November! MoMath's popular oragami folding classes fill quickly, so be sure to sign up in advance.
November is nearly here! Don't miss all of the great events the Museum has coming up next month. There's something for mathematicians of every age. 😀 events.momath.org
Join us as we celebrate ten years of MoMath! The 2022 MoMath Gala will be held next Tuesday, November 1. Guests are invited to enjoy MoMath’s exhibits while the Museum is closed to the public, plus a special sneak peek at MoMath’s exciting plans for the future!
Math goes to the movies! Join Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim Chartier and special guest Scott Shapiro (Product Manager, Baseball Data Platforms at MLB ) for a discussion of this month's Starring Math film, "Trouble with the Curve." starring.momath.org
Meet a mathematician who works at Netflix x! Engineer and professional data whiz Che Smith joins MoMath’s own stats pro Tim Chartier for an online discussion on Monday, October 24 at 4:00 pm ET. meetmath.momath.org
Seniors citizens, treat your mind to a 45-minute workout as you join a friendly cohort of mature thinkers to explore stimulating topics, including topology, puzzles, and cryptography. Check out MoMath’s weekly online Senior Sessions today! seniorsessions.momath.org
Good news for students in grades K–3 who love interactive sessions full of stories, games and laughter: Loving Math, MoMath's hilariously fun children's series, continues this month on Tuesdays online.
Think math is boring? Try riding a square-wheeled trike or using geometry to launch a basketball! CEO and Executive Director Cindy Lawrence shares how fun math can be on the Solve It for Kids podcast.
Ready to enter the Matrix? Join mathematician Malena Español for this month's Math Encounters event as she takes us on a journey into the world of matrices and how they help us study data and process images. mathencounters.momath.org

Math Encounters is free and open to the public, and produced with support from the Simons Foundation.
Artist, composer, and Grammy award-winning percussionist drum master Will Calhoun will perform live at the Museum on October 13! This innovative, multi-sensory experience for ages 21+ will dazzle with beats, rhythm, patterns, and light. Sit back with a drink and enjoy!
Calling all teens and tweens who love math and reading (or wish they did)! This month's Tween Primes book club selection is "Here's Looking at Euclid" by Alex Bellos. On October 16, join Alex and Professor Tim Chartier to solve Swedish traffic problems, visit the Mental Calculation World Cup, and see what pineapples have to do with beautiful teeth.
Looking to try crunching the numbers behind your favorite sports? Join stats whiz Tim Chartier’s Sports Analytics Research Group to talk analytics from sabermetrics to shot charts. Game on! Register for the entire series or individual sessions.
From the Dynamic Wall and the Square-Wheeled Trike, to the Shape Ranger and Twist 'n' Roll, MoMath features two floors of fun, fascinating exhibits for you to explore. Which ones are you looking forward to visiting? exhibits.momath.org