Math Encounters: “The Great Unknown: Is there a limit to scientific and mathematical exploration?” with Marcus du Sautoy

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    When:
    June 7, 2017 all-day America/New York Timezone
    2017-06-07T00:00:00-04:00
    2017-06-08T00:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    11 E 26th St
    New York, NY 10010
    USA

    The National Museum of Mathematics

    Math Encounters: “The Great Unknown: Is there a limit to scientific and mathematical exploration?” with Marcus du Sautoy

    Wednesday, June 7, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm

    Are there limits to what we can discover about our physical universe?  Are some regions of the future beyond the predictive powers of science and mathematics?  Are there ideas so complex that they are beyond the conception of our finite human brains?  Can brains even investigate themselves or does the analysis enter an infinite loop from which it is impossible to rescue itself?  Join Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, on a mathematical journey into the Great Unknown.  Special introduction by Geva Patz, entrepreneur, technology consultant, pyrotechnics expert, and winner of the 2017 MoMath Masters tournament.  Learn more and register at mathencounters.org.