Thursday, January 24, 2013

Museum of Math : First Impressions

I have never been so hyper coming from a museum in my life! Today I went to the new Museum of Math in New York City and boy did I have a blast. The exhibits lend themselves to a variety of topics ranging from Emily Noether's work on noncommutative algebra (simplified with a bird in a bowl) to a visual representation of a statistical distribution using a smaller version of the game Plinko from The Price is Right. I was thoroughly entertained and informed. There's so much to math that lends itself to beautiful things and unique interpretations, this museum does that well. If you ever have the opportunity to go see it, I highly recommend it. It's still a new museum so I expect more exhibits will be on their way.

If you want a virtual tour of the place check out this link

http://www.businessinsider.com/museum-of-math-in-manhattan-2012-12?op=1


For information about the Museum of Math and their programs, check out their website http://momath.org/


For now, I'm FREEZING! I'm going to read a math book and make a mug of hot cocoa. Stay warm and we'll see you soon!