September 16, 2008

The Secret Science Club Has Got Your Number @ the Bell House on Wednesday, October 1st at 8 PM with Cosmologist and Math Lover Tony Rothman!

Secret Science Alert: This month, we will be meeting at the Bell House, an all-new all-awesome venue in Gowanus, Brooklyn, created by the owners of Union Hall (our lovely hosts).

Move over Sudoku! Cosmologist Tony Rothman of Princeton University lectures on SACRED MATHEMATICS!!!!

At work, Tony Rothman studies the Big Bang and the early Universe. He also researches black holes on the verge of becoming naked singularities. But what does he do for fun? He does sangaku—clever math puzzles that decorated Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in 17th-century Japan. Wha—?? He even wrote a book about it: Sacred Mathematics: Japanese Temple Geometry. It all adds up! Don't forget to bring your slide rules and pocket protectors!!

Before and After
--Groove to an ever-multiplying collection of science-loving tunes and videos

--Stick around for the calculating Q&A and to get a signed copy of Dr. Rothman's new book!

--Sample our cocktail of the night, the Bamboozler. (It’s a conundrum . . . try saying that 3 times fast after you’ve had a few.)

The “Secret Science Club” meets October 1st at 8 pm @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn, p: 718.643.6510 Subway: F to 4th Ave.


Just bring your smart self. Doors open at 7:30 PM. 21+