Math Encounters: "Lost in Space: How Data and Information are Governed by High-Dimensional Geometry" with Henry Cohn

08/29/2018 2:23 PM | Anonymous

Dear MoMath enthusiast,

For those of you who haven't already registered for the next Math Encounters presentation, the Museum is happy to announce that Henry Cohn will be presenting "Lost in Space: How Data and Information are Governed by High-Dimensional Geometry" on Wednesday, September 5.

About the talk: How can we understand high dimensions, and why should we? High-dimensional geometry may seem like a hopelessly abstract subject, hard to grasp and with no obvious real-world relevance. But, surprise! It turns out you can’t understand “big data” without high-dimensional geometry. Join Microsoft Research mathematician Henry Cohn in an exploration of the practicality and beauty of higher dimensions.  There will be a special introduction by Julia Kempe, Director of the NYU Center for Data Science.

MoMath is pleased to offer two sessions of the upcoming Math Encounters presentation.  The first will begin promptly at 4:00 pm, with light refreshments served afterward.  The second will begin promptly at 7:00 pm, with light refreshments served beforehand, at 6:30 pm.  Both presentations will be held at MoMath, which is located at 11 E 26th Street in Manhattan.

Note that if you are waitlisted, you will not be admitted to the seating area until all registered participants have been accommodated.

Register for the 4:00 pm presentation

Register for the 7:00 pm presentation

Plus, it's not too soon to sign up for the next installment of Math Encounters: "Living is a Dangerous Business" presented by Jen Rogers, Director of Statistical Consultancy Services for the University of Oxford, with special introduction by math comedian and YouTube phenom Matt Parker.

To register for either date or to learn more about Math Encounters, visit

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