NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MATHEMATICS
AND WINTON CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
HOST COMPUTERS AND MATHEMATICS: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS
WITH RENOWNED MATHEMATICIAN RON GRAHAM
Second Presentation in MoMath Winton Power Series
to Examine the Role Computers Play
in Solving a Variety of Mathematical Problems
Sunday, May 4, at the National Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan
New York, NY (April 28, 2014): The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), with generous support from Winton Capital Management, will host Computers and Mathematics: Problems and Prospects with Steele Prize winner and Fellow of the American Mathematical Society Ron Graham on Sunday, May 4, at 5:30 p.m. This lecture is the second in the MoMath Winton Power Series, a unique lecture series for mathematicians and math professionals focused on significant topics and discoveries in the field of mathematics. All events in the MoMath Winton Power Series are free and open to the public.
There is no question that the recent advent of the modern computer has had a dramatic impact on what mathematicians do and on how they do it. However, there is increasing evidence that many apparently simple problems may be forever beyond any conceivable computer attack. Ron Graham will describe the roles computers have played, may have played, or will probably never play in solving a variety of mathematical problems.
“The MoMath Winton Power Series offers the opportunity for people to gather and discuss the hottest topics, discoveries, and innovations in the world of mathematics,” said Glen Whitney, MoMath co-founder and co-executive director. “Innovative programming is at the heart of MoMath’s mission to change perceptions of mathematics on a national scale, and we’re excited to continue this partnership with Winton.”
“We are delighted to support the MoMath Winton Power Series,” said Robin Eggar, Winton’s Head of Communications. “It gives members of the public a unique opportunity to hear some of the great mathematicians of our time -like Ron Graham and Sir Tim Gowers – speak on matters of great importance in an intimate setting.”
“Ron Graham is one of the great minds in mathematics today, and we’re honored to host him at MoMath here in New York City,” said Cindy Lawrence, who joined Whitney in founding the Museum and is now co-executive director. “He is a true innovator in the field, and we look forward to a thought-provoking and engaging discussion.”
MoMath gratefully acknowledges the support and sponsorship of Winton, which makes this public presentation series possible.
Computers and Mathematics: Problems and Prospects will be held on Sunday, May 4, at 5:30 p.m. at the National Museum of Mathematics. To register, visit https://sandbox.momath.org/home/power-series. Registration is required, and space is limited.
For a complete list of upcoming events at MoMath, visit momath.org/about/upcoming-events.
MoMath is located at 11 E 26th St on the north side of popular Madison Square Park in Manhattan. The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, visit momath.org.
About the National Museum of Mathematics
The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) strives to enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics in daily life. The only math museum in North America, MoMath fulfills an incredible demand for hands-on math programming, creating a space where those who are math-challenged – as well as math enthusiasts of all backgrounds and levels of understanding – can revel in their own personal realm of the infinite world of mathematics through more than 30 state-of-the-art interactive exhibits. MoMath has also been awarded the bronze 2013 MUSE Award for Education and Outreach by the American Alliance of Museums.
About Winton Capital Management
Winton is one of the largest, most successful alternative investment managers in the world, and a leader in financial mathematics and empirical scientific research into financial markets. Winton was founded by David Harding in 1997 with an absolute commitment to employing advanced mathematical, statistical and computational techniques to develop systematic, quantitative, trading strategies for global futures and equity markets, a belief which still remains at its very core. Its unique company culture has fostered a first-class environment where innovative ideas can flourish and robust research is highly rewarded. The company now employs over 300 people, including 140 scientific researchers with PhDs and Masters Degrees, at specialist campuses in Oxford, London, Zurich and Hong Kong.