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MATH

IS NOT

WHAT YOU THINK...

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How many times have you heard people saying that they don’t like MATH? Well, chances are high that what they really don’t like is DOING MATH. Because this is mostly the only experience they’ve had with Math. And maybe they could still like Math. We just need to show them what Math really is! As an analogy, many people don’t like painting or sculpting and still love Art! Because they’ve been exposed - especially in schools AND museums - to beauty, great stories, emotions and inspiration through Art. We’ve never reduced Art to just a tool or a technique, so why would we do that for Math? This is actually what we do. Sorry, we’ve totally messed up with Math. This is the biggest mistake in the history of Education and Culture in general.

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SORRY, BUT WE LIED TO YOU.

ART IS

NOT JUST

A TOOL,

NEITHER

IS MATH

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The Problem?

 THE IMAGE THAT MOST PEOPLE HAVE OF MATH IS WRONG!!! 

And this is a problem for two reasons.

The Project:
Show you ALL faces of Math!

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The Math Center will be

cultural

educational

scientific

BUT MOSTLY

Fun

surprising

interactive

dynamic

Inspiring

Doing, playing, trying, observing, thinking, guessing, asking, exploring, discovering, touching, feeling, listening...This is what you’ll do at the center. And maybe more.

OUR PROPOSITION FOR THE

MATH CULTURAL CENTER

7th Part
Math for the Future          Research department         Library
6th Part
Computer Science: from Alan Turing to AI and beyond
5th Part
Math Applied to the World                        Math Education
Math Applied to the World                    Temporary Exhibits
Math & Art
Math in Nature
4th Part
3rd Part
History of Math/VR experience              Study rooms             Math World
2nd Part
Auditorium           Math & Chicago           Math from Chicago Gallery           Math games
1st Part
Auditorium               Store             Museum of Math (hidden gallery) 

Our Galleries

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To enjoy our already incredible galleries, let us guide you through our very special programs that will give you the opportuntiy to create your own journey at the Center.

Our Tours

& Programs

EDUCATE - INSPIRE - SURPRISE - IMPACT

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BUT ALSO...

Math & Art

The strong connections between Math and Art will be present at each level of the Center. You’ll have the opportunity to witness the beauty of Math through Art exhibits, and also the role that Math can play in Art to create beautiful artifacts.

Math In Nature

Pythagoras thought that everything was based on Numbers, especially Nature. Galileo said that Math was the alphabet with which God had written the Universe. We’ll highlight that incredible connection between Math and Nature.

Math & Chicago

Chicago is a very Mathematical city. We’ll propose to see Chicago through Mathematical eyes, just to understand the city better and to appreciate it more. Let’s pay a tribute to Chicago through Math...and the opposite!

Math World

This Gallery will be an extension to the History of Math Gallery. We’ll talk about Pure Mathematics, expose their beauty and share all the news about the Math community. A Gallery for Math lovers!

Math for the Future/Research

The idea of this Gallery is to imagine the world in the future if we apply Math from the very last research. Let’s be creative and pay a tribute to our researchers!

Math from Chicago

This Gallery will be reserved to Chicagoans. We’ll work with schools, universities and any volunteers - from Chicago - to build temporary Galleries on a topic they’ll choose. Let’s pay a tribute to Chicagoans!

Math Museum

In the spirit of a speakeasy from Chicago, that Gallery will be hidden and will expose some Math treasures.

OUR
Vision

The Math Cultural Center of Chicago will be a dynamic, interactive and exciting Center that surprises, educates and inspires people through Mathematics by sharing its fascinating Culture and Applications to the world. Its ultimate objective is to change the image that most people have of Mathematics into a positive and inspiring one.

OUR
Mission

Through diverse Galleries, Programs and Events, the Center brings a unique, rich and innovative vision of Mathematics. Because Math has a rich history of captivating stories and has connections with almost anything, we show the roles that Mathematics have played in our Society, are playing today and will play in the future. Our role is Educational, Scientific but mostly Cultural. Our objectives are to share Knowledge, Emotion and Culture, change people’s vision of Math, inspire more people through Mathematics and transmit the joy of doing Math or just learning more about the fascinating Culture of Mathematics.

OUR
Values

Excellence

 

Accountability

 

Accessibility

 

Diversity

 

Community

 

Responsiveness

 

Inspiration

 

Serendipity

These values are clearly detailed in the Booklet.

Art   Pythagoras      Pixar studios    Meteorology       NASA    AI      Finance   Music     Newton     Games    M.C. Escher       Daniel Tammet    Environment      Computer Science      History   Education      Origami     Fractals       Sports      Data Science     Fashion    Moneyball    Nature      Photography   Algebra  Alan Turing    Animated Movies   Tangram       Newton    J.S. Bach   Philosophy         Thales    Probability    Piano       Georges Rousse       Yaron Herman    NBA    Soccer       Magic      Cryptography        Chicago        Statistics        Descartes       Velocity      Harmony      Greece     Fibonacci          Architecture          Numbers      Algebra       Al-Khwarizmi               Logic        Black & Scholes                         Mathematicians      KenKen         Cards          Future       Robots       Benoit Mandelbrot                       Logicomix         Parrot’s Theorem        Bean of Chicago       Hancock Tower         Kangaroo    Infinity    Möbius Strip       Mathematically yours           Rubik’s Cube    Paradox        Limits      Sequences       Pi     Tree     Technology      Physics  Popularization       Keith Devlin         Interactive   Branches      Klein Bottle   Health    Prunus Serotina   Euclid    i        Fun     Complex numbers     Electricity   Maryam Mirzakhani   Google      Chemistry     AR/VR   Summer Camps        Mathland      Fields Medal    Biology         Economy       Inspiring    Library      Culture  Matt Damon  Fermat’s room   Andrew Wiles   Gregori Perelman       Fermilab       Gold Section   Gödel   Data Driven Marketing       Hypatia    Sofia Kovalevskaia     Gauss        Euler       Surprising      Geometry...

Let’s make history by creating the first Cultural Center in the World dedicated to Mathematics.

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