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Math Encounters -- The Man Who Loved Only Numbers -- Paul Hoffman (Presentation)

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Published on Aug 23, 2011

Explore the relationship between genius, madness, obsession, and creativity with bestselling author, journalist, and TV personality Paul Hoffman. During this Math Encounter, Hoffman discusses the legendarily eccentric Paul Erdős, who, for more than two decades, lived out of two tattered bags, crisscrossing four continents and chasing mathematical problems in pursuit of lasting beauty and ultimate truth.

Hoffman received a special introduction by Science House founder and prolific inventor (400+ patents), James Jorasch. Jorasch was recently named "Father of Invention" by Psychology Today.

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 mathencounters@momath.org.

Video created by Peter Barton.

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