Math Encounters | Erdős Magic: Theorems, Conjectures, Lifestyle, and The Book

Paul Erdős was a giant of twentieth century mathematics whose results remain hugely influential. While the popular press emphasized his eccentricities, those who knew Uncle Paul — as he was universally called — were enthralled by his repeated reference to The Book, a powerful metaphor for the repository of mathematical knowledge. Join mathematician Joel Spencer, one of more than five hundred Erdős collaborators, in a delightful exploration of Erdős and his approach to mathematical games.

Light refreshments will be served after the 4:00 pm session and at 6:30 in advance of the second session.

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

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 [email protected].

 











When: Wed., July 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Where: Museum of Mathematics
11 E. 26th St.
212-542-0566
Price: Free
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Paul Erdős was a giant of twentieth century mathematics whose results remain hugely influential. While the popular press emphasized his eccentricities, those who knew Uncle Paul — as he was universally called — were enthralled by his repeated reference to The Book, a powerful metaphor for the repository of mathematical knowledge. Join mathematician Joel Spencer, one of more than five hundred Erdős collaborators, in a delightful exploration of Erdős and his approach to mathematical games.

Light refreshments will be served after the 4:00 pm session and at 6:30 in advance of the second session.

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

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 [email protected].

 

Buy tickets/get more info now