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Math Encounters: 'The Wall of Fire Theorem: A Story of Mathematical Discovery' with Jim Propp

Aug 07 | Wed | 4PM - 5:30 pm |

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Where do the seeds of new theorems come from and how do they grow? Researcher/educator/popularizer Jim Propp shares new mathematical results inspired by the Museum's popular Wall of Fire exhibit, where you can slice a cube and find shapes that have 3, 4, 5, or even 6 sides. What hidden pattern governs the number of sides of the cross-section? Come learn some math that is literally cutting-edge!

Venue: MoMath (National Museum of Mathematics)

11 East 26th Street Map