Dear MoMath enthusiast,

Join Ben Orlin, math educator and author of *Math with Bad Drawings, *on Friday, October 19 at 6:00 pm as he discusses how seemingly useless bits of pure mathematics often find surprising applications **—** from the genetics of sibling resemblence to the Death Star.

How is it that, from knot theory to meta-logic to higher-dimensional geometry, the math that sounds the most fanciful turns out to be the most useful? Register to find out, and learn more at orlin.momath.org.

Regards,
National Museum of Mathematics