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Welcome back I'm Gregg Jarrett how about a museum of mathematics.
Especially for kids who are both interested in math in the -- wheeze kids and their parents.
My daughters are both -- enthusiasts so I'm interested in this joining us now to talk about it.
Is Glenn Whitney.
-- who is helping to establish the museum of mathematics what inspired you to do that.
Well I see people as missing out on the beauty and excitement.
And it that is part of mathematics that can help enrich their lives I want people to have the opportunity to see that CNN aspect of -- what they've never seen before how does it in richer lives.
Well there's some -- is that you know -- comes up and surprising places around us I mean it's helps control the stoplights that we drive every day.
-- it helps us you know analyze what's the best free throw and basketball.
Estimates and Celeste.
And -- kids are forever saying.
You know mom and dad.
Why don't I need -- how is that if I wanna be a fashion designer how is math gonna really help me -- -- need to learn.
Al -- calculus geometry.
Analytical geometry things like that.
Well I'm proud of the -- this so much more math that's out there that's not on that list the it is game right everybody sees this one slice.
Through the beautiful landscape that's mathematics they never get a chance to you know wander out in some different hills and valleys and of of what Mathis who -- given that opportunity.
So fashion designer we actually there's actually a number mathematical fashion designers that minute -- -- -- on usual mathematical shapes and forms and so there you know clothing line.
In arrest him.
Are you all now -- -- the museum open and what will people see once they get there.
Great so we're going to be opening it for the end of this year November or December will be announcing their opening -- -- -- -- twelfth and and once you get -- you're gonna see lots of people having a great time exploring different physical interactive hands on.
-- -- mathematics for example -- signature square wheel tricycle.
It's a regular price got square wheels can -- on -- as smooth as a regular bicycle on how is that possible welts on the secret -- in the road there's a there's a mass.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- That's amazing now.
In terms of other interaction among computers involved actually has some way some of these and it's a very physical sitting -- together physically in a world.
I was will be exploring.
Some entries and patterns -- making beautiful diagrams and and structures on a computer -- -- -- -- have -- -- down the road for the museum of mathematics well we -- have -- not reach you know I think there's a national issue with how BC mathematics people don't understand the excitement of it.
And so we'll have programs -- reach out across the country for teachers.
For students for families.
What's the -- if mathematics.
In America is -- sort of cultural problem with it.
Absolutely and that's why we're building a culture institution -- the subject that people love to hate.
Right now I was never any good at math it's almost a badge of honor we -- place this that the excitement of excitement mathematics people understanding -- touches on their lives.
You know it's funny -- I look back on some of my friends.
Who were so good in math and every single one of them went on to tremendous.
Success to wonder why that is.
Well there was actually a survey in the LLC journal about a year and a half ago looking at the top careers in terms of satisfaction compensation.
And so on.
End of six out of the top ten were heavily meth related fields.
What your background.
Well so I was an FS -- one time and then assistance applied mathematics was in the mathematical finance world I'm not trying to find something -- can take.
Having seen -- from both the size of pure and applied.
And and bring all of the -- everybody.
You know it down and on Wall Street in lower Manhattan.
-- is king -- -- model especially among some you know hedge funds and private equities.
They create all kinds of these algorithms and help them make decisions.
That really you mean millions and millions of dollars for a great many people.
And you know and they constantly need new people another aspect of little -- realizes that math is vital to our national security.
So the National Security Agency is the number one employer.
-- citizens in the world's.
And we're having trouble filling many and so you know this this -- two areas right there that -- -- -- you know vital that we have.
An -- people.
And -- really is a foundation of all the computer systems that run on everything from our -- pot had store on iPods.
In our iphones.
Evening and of course microchips gets smaller and smaller and.
And you couldn't you know as bad as some people find cellphone reception to -- you couldn't even make the call without the mathematics volumes that take that voice -- -- just human numbers and -- -- -- the satellite and so in the end -- -- building mineralized.
So much better so much more enjoyable absolutely all right and let's just fun to explore.
If you're -- them and I one more time museum -- mathematics opens when and where.
It's going to be an eleven east funny sex between fifth and Madison north and Amedisys their -- Opening late this year you have a website.
Yes -- dot org and Mohamed ATH dot org okay.
Hey -- Whitney it's fun talking to you good luck to you best of luck -- someone takes my daughter's fancy music then we'll look for -- -- no law that I'm sure.
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