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Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)
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. Since 1930, it has served as...
By National Math Festival | August 30, 2018
Dr. Mary Lou Zeeman
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 mathematical modeling help support decision making in the face of these alternative possibilities? What makes for resilience? What causes change?...
By National Math Festival | May 22, 2018
NMF 2019 One Year Away
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 or use the hashtag #NMF2019 to spread the word! Facebook: Twitter: @natmathfestival Instagram: @...
By National Math Festival | May 04, 2018
Logo for Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
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, to the math behind movie animation, to a chance to meet winning filmmakers from the National Science Foundation-...
By National Math Festival | May 04, 2018
Collage of photos
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, classroom-relevant mathematics. All was grassroots. All was volunteer. And all was...
By National Math Festival | December 04, 2017
Maximum storm surge heights were simulated for Hurricane Irene in 2011
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 the University of Central Florida. She specializes in coastal...
By National Math Festival | October 02, 2017