New York, NY (PRWEB) November 12, 2012
The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) will open its doors to the public on December 15th, but tickets to its Opening Ceremony, a black-tie gala to be held on December 12th, have completely sold out.
Laura and John Overdeck will chair the event, which will take place at the Prince George Ballroom in New York City. Mr. Overdeck is the Co-Chairman of Two Sigma Investments, LLC, an investment advisor headquartered in Manhattan, while Mrs. Overdeck founded the Bedtime Math Foundation, a nonprofit seeking to make daily math as fun and as common as the bedtime story.
The Opening Ceremony is co-chaired by Sandra and Saul Rosenthal, President of TICC Capital Corp, as well as Erica and Anand Desai, who is a Partner at Eton Park Capital Management.
The brainchild of Glen Whitney, a hedge fund manager turned mathematics advocate, MoMath will be the only math museum in the US. The Museum, located at the north side of popular Madison Square Park in Manhattan, will create a space where the math-challenged – as well as math enthusiasts of all backgrounds and levels of understanding – can delight in their own personal realm of the infinite world of mathematics through state-of-the-art interactive exhibitions.
“MoMath will elevate New York City’s reputation as a world cultural capital and will fulfill an incredible demand for hands-on math programming,” said Whitney. “With a suite of dynamic, interactive exhibits and programs geared for adults and children of all ages, the Museum will stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the many wonders of math.”
Leaving the textbook approach to math behind, MoMath will offer visitors engaging and novel ways to experience the reality of math. Among the more than 40 exhibits and activities that will be contained within MoMath’s 20,000 square feet are: Feedback Fractals, which uses ordinary video cameras to produce intricate and beautiful infinitely repeating patterns, and Wall of Fire, where visitors interact with a room-high plane of laser light to discover the hidden shapes lurking in everyday objects.
MoMath is located at 11 East 26th Street, and Museum hours are 10AM-5PM. Admission to opening weekend will be through advance ticket purchase only, and tickets will be available soon. Adult tickets are $15; children’s tickets are $9.
If you are interested in becoming a member of MoMath, please visit http://momath.org/join/. Members will be entitled to a sneak preview of the new Museum, the day before it opens. For general information, please visit momath.org.
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