Math Encounters: String Theory and the Mathematics of Hyperspace

    October 2, 2013 – October 3, 2013 all-day America/New York Timezone
    National Museum of Mathematics
    11 East 26th Street
    New York, NY 10010

    Math Encounters: String Theory and the Mathematics of Hyperspace

    Wednesday, October 2, 7 p.m.

    National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)

    While string theory remains an untested proposal for Einstein’s dream of a unified theory, over the years it has made numerous mathematical contributions. Join Brian Greene, Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Columbia University, as he focuses on the theory’s insights into particular higher dimensional shapes, and describes how string theory offers powerful modifications to various classical concepts in geometry. Brian will be introduced by Tracy Day, Co-founder and CEO of the World Science Festival.

    The presentation is geared toward a general audience and would best be enjoyed by participants age 12 and up.

    The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m.

    For more information or to register, visit or call (212) 542-0566.

    Presented by the Simons Foundation and the Museum of Mathematics, Math Encounters is a public presentation series that celebrates the spectacular world of mathematics.

    Location: National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), 11 E. 26th Street in Manhattan (between 5th and Madison)

    By Subway: Take the #6, F, M, N, or R to 23rd Street, or the #6, N, or R to 28th Street. Please note the F, M, N, and R lines run closest to the Math Encounters venue.