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The Institute for Advanced Study at the 2019 Festival

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) joins the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) as a key partner of MSRI in organizing the 2019 National Math Festival. The Institute for Advanced Study, located in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of the world’s leading centers for curiosity-driven basic research…. Learn more →

By National Math Festival | August 30, 2018

MoMath at the 2019 Festival

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) joins the Institute for Advanced Study as a key partner of MSRI in organizing the 2019 National Math Festival. The National Museum of Mathematics, located in Manhattan, strives to enhance public understanding and perception… Learn more →

By National Math Festival | August 30, 2018

Get to know National Math Festival presenters by podcast!

Why is a mathematical theorem like a meringue? Listen to My Favorite Theorem and you might find out! My Favorite Theorem is a podcast produced by mathematicians Evelyn Lamb, a freelance math and science writer in Salt Lake City, and Kevin Knudson,… Learn more →

By National Math Festival | August 27, 2018

Highlights from Dr. Mary Lou Zeeman’s Online Q&A (April 2018)

What do lakes, fisheries, coral reefs, moods, kayaks, social media posts, the spread of disease, and the Earth’s energy balance all have in common? Tipping points: when a system changes abruptly from one alternative steady state to another. How can… Learn more →

By National Math Festival | May 22, 2018

2019 Festival: The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Film Room

Come to the movies! Your hosts at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Film Room will be mathematicians from around the country, sharing short, creative math films throughout the Festival day. These short film clip presentations will range from the physics of football,… Learn more →

By National Math Festival | May 4, 2018

Share the 2019 Festival on Social Media

We appreciate your help in letting the world know about the 2019 Festival, and we look forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C. on May 4th! Follow the National Math Festival on social media, and tag us in your posts… Learn more →

By National Math Festival | May 4, 2018

Global Math Week 2017: In Review

This guest post is written by Dr. James Tanton, Mathematician-at-Large, Mathematical Association of America. A global phenomenon in mathematics occurred in October of 2017. Over 1 million students and teachers from 168 countries and territories shared a common experience of joyous, uplifting,… Learn more →

By National Math Festival | December 4, 2017

Hurricane Math with Dr. Talea Mayo

In recognition of hurricane season, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) invited 2017 Festival presenter Dr. Talea L. Mayo to answer some of our questions about the math behind hurricanes. Mayo is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering at… Learn more →

By National Math Festival | October 2, 2017