Bradbury Science Museum Celebrates Pi Day

Reuben Hersh

LANL News:

 

Reuben Hersh, professor emeritus at the University of New Mexico, will speak on “Mathematician’s Delight,” noon to 1 p.m. Friday, March 14 at the Bradbury Science Museum as part of the Pi Day celebration.

 

Pi Day is the celebration of the number π (Pi—3.14) and is held March 14 (3/14). Hersh’s talk will demonstrate fun with numbers and triangles, and some puzzles with logic and philosophy.

 

Other Pi Day events include hands-on Pi activities throughout the museum, and the historic Marchant calculator used by wartime “Rosies” at Project Y. Visitors also can try out the new Marchant Calculator app to see if they are as fast as a 1943 computer.

 

Listen to an interview with Hersh on Los Alamos radio station KRSN (link to http://www.krsnam1490.com/ ) at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, March 13.

 

About the speaker

 

Hersh was a professor of math at UNM for 45 years. His book, “The Mathematical Experience,” won the National Book Award in 1983. In January, the American Mathematical Society published his latest book, “Experiencing mathematics: what do we do, when we do mathematics?” His research throughout his career focused on differential equations and analysis.

 

About the Bradbury Science Museum

 

Mensa, an internationally recognized high-IQ society, named the Bradbury Science museum as one of the top 10 “Favorite Science Museums.” All events at the Bradbury Science Museum are free and open to the public. Bradbury Science Museum is located at 1350 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m., Sunday and Monday.

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