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Uploaded on Nov 16, 2011
The golden ratio is a fascinating number, but how much of what you read (or believe) is true—and what are the common myths? Join us as Stanford mathematician, award-winning author, and NPR "Math Guy" Keith Devlin examines the evidence and separates fact from fiction.
Devlin received a special introduction from Jim Simons, founder of Renaissance Technologies and winner of the Veblen Prize in Geometry.
Math Encounters is a public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics and presented by the Simons Foundation and the Museum of Mathematics. For further information, call the Museum of Mathematics at (212) 542-0566 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.