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Today — Watch NOVA’s The Great Math Mystery

Join us today, April 11, 4:30pm, for the NOVA film The Great Math Mystery, which will explore how mathematics underpins natural forms, art, scientific advances, and our understanding of reality. Viewers will consider whether math is simply a useful human invention, or “the language of the universe.” Check out this article on the PBS website for more about the relationship between mathematics and nature: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/describing-nature-math.html. As Einstein said, “How is it possible that mathematics, a product of human thought that is independent of experience, fits so excellently the objects of reality?”

This film is part of a series of NOVA science documentaries showing at the library this spring. Each month community members can view a film on a different fascinating topic, ranging from the human brain to outer space. The events are free and open to the public. The final documentary will be Decoding Neanderthals on Tuesday, May 9, 4:30pm.

 

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