Monday, August 13, 2012

12/12/12 is Museum of Mathematics Opening Day

On 12/12/12 the Museum of Mathematics will hold its opening ceremony. The museum is located in Manhattan at 11 East 26th Street, NY, NY. The event is by ticket only.

The museum opens to the public on December 15, 2012.

At the museum's website at , you can find links for  many different activities and events, including :

Math Encounters,, videos of programs that were previously held:
• July 31-August 1, 2012 – The Topology of Twisted Toroids
• July 11, 2012 – Intuition Gone Awry: Puzzles that S-T-R-E-T-C-H Your Mind
• June 6, 2012 – Blown Away: What Knot to Do When Sailing
• May 2, 2012 – Shape Transformers: Forms That Fold Two Ways
• April 4, 2012 – Proofs from The BOOK: Putting Pieces Together
• March 7, 2012 – ABC Easy as 123
• February 1, 2012 – The Shape of Space
• January 4, 2012 – Revolution and Evolution in Math and Design
• December 7, 2011 – Five Balls, Two Hands: The Patterns of Juggling
• November 2, 2011 – Creating the Illusion of Life with Math & Programming
• October 5, 2011 – Mathematical Morsels from The Simpsons and Futurama
• September 6-7, 2011 – Fibonacci & the Golden Ratio Exposed
• July 6, 2011 – Points to Paints
• June 8, 2011 – Soap Bubbles and Mathematics
• May 4, 2011 – The Man Who Loved Only Numbers
• April 7, 2011 – Symmetry, Art, & Illusion
• March 3-4, 2011 – The Geometry of Origami

Math Mondays ,a weekly column discussing fun, experiential, and puzzling topics in mathematics


Math Midway,, which looked like a lot of fun. You can see if it will be coming to a location near you!

(The Museum of Mathematics began in response to the closing of a small museum of mathematics on Long Island, the Goudreau Museum. A group of interested parties (the “Working Group”) met in August 2008 to explore the creation of a new museum of mathematics — one that would go well beyond the Goudreau in both its scope and methodology.)

Visit the sites and see what you think.

1 comment:

  1. Museum of mathematics is really a good news. The mission of the museum is definitely to enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics. Dynamic exhibits and programs will stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics. Through these activities, a broad and diverse audience will understand the evolving, creative, human, and aesthetic nature of mathematics.