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National Math Festival Live Online Weekend, April 16-18


The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), invites you to join or share the free National Math Festival Live Online Weekend events taking place next week, April 16-18, 2021.

NMF Live Online Weekend Schedule

All events are free and open to the public, with events for all ages, from university level and adult audiences ages 18+ as well as PreK, elementary, middle school, and high school students.

Festival events will take place on the event website (no app download required) and offer the option for audience members to interact with featured mathematicians and presenters via chat, video, and/or audio. To receive the access link, please register via Eventbrite.

Events take place:

  • Friday, April 16, 2021: 12:30pm – 7pm US Eastern Time (GMT -4:00)
  • Saturday, April 17, 2021: 11am – 8pm US Eastern Time (GMT -4:00)
  • Sunday, April 18, 2021: 11am – 4pm US Eastern Time (GMT -4:00)
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View the Full Schedule of Events

Live Stage Presentations

“The End of Space and Time: The Mathematics of Black Holes and the Big Bang”
Dr. Robbert Dijkgraaf (Institute for Advanced Study)

“Changing the ‘Face’ of Mathematics”
Dr. Erica Graham (Bryn Mawr College), Dr. Raegan Higgins (Texas Tech University), Dr. Candice Price (Smith College), and Dr. Shelby Wilson (Johns Hopkins University)

“Math Is Play!”
Dr. Emille Davie Lawrence (University of San Francisco)

“Numbers through Pictures: A Taste of the Geometry of Numbers”
Dr. Jesús De Loera (University of California, Davis)

*Also available to view pre-recorded in Spanish

“Infinite Powers: The Story of Calculus”
Dr. Steven Strogatz (Cornell University)

“Math and the Movies”
Dr. Joseph Teran (University of California, Davis)

There will also be a special live reading celebrating the Mathical Book Prize:

Mathical Author Reading: “Slay”
Brittney Morris

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Film Events

The Bit Player: Film Screening and Live Panel Q&A
Film screening and panel discussion featuring Dr. Andrea Goldsmith, Dr. Mark Levinson, Dr. Ronald Rivest, and Dr. David Tse

Secrets of the Surface: Film Screening and Live Panel Q&A
Film screening and panel discussion featuring Dr. Hélène Barcelo, Dr. Roya Beheshti Zavareh, Dr. Marissa Loving, and Dr. Marie-Francoise Roy

Hidden Figures: Film Event with Live Panel Q&A
Panel discussion with film clips, featuring Dr. Erica Graham, Dr. Raegan Higgins, Dr. Candice Price, and Dr. Shelby Wilson

The Man Who Knew Infinity: Film Event with Live Panel Q&A
Panel discussion featuring Dr. Kathrin Bringmann, Dr. David Eisenbud, and Dr. Ken Ono

Math Movie Sampler: NOVA, NSF “We Are Mathematics” Short Films, and Zala Films Trailers
Screening of television and film programming, hosted by Dr. David Eisenbud (MSRI) and Ralph Bouquet (NOVA Education)

Live Session and Booth Presenters

Join in activities and live conversation, and pick up free resources from presenters from the following organizations (check festival schedule for full details and time listings):