Save the Date — David Reimer, “Count Like an Egyptian” at the Princeton Public Library on May 29

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Join the fun on May 29 at 7:00 PM as the Princeton Public Library and Princeton University Press welcome David Reimer, professor of mathematics and statistics at The College of New Jersey, for an exploration of the world of ancient Egyptian math and the lessons it holds for mathematicians of all levels today.

Prof. Reimer will present a fun introduction to the intuitive and often-surprising art of ancient Egyptian math. Learn how to solve math problems with ancient Egyptian methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and discover key differences between Egyptian math and modern day calculations (for example, in spite of their rather robust and effective mathematics, Egyptians did not possess the concept of fractions).

Following the lecture, Prof. Reimer will sign copies of his new book, Count Like an Egyptian. Copies of will be available for purchase at the lecture or you can pick up a copy ahead of time at Labyrinth Books.

Ikenberry on “the world beyond The Academy” at Labyrinth

We always love it when local freelancers take the time to go to PUP events in town and write about them (favorably, of course.)  Many thanks to Linda Arntzenius for attending last night’s John Ikenberry event at Labyrinth.  Check out Linda’s coverage and review of the new book, Liberal Leviathan, at AllPrinceton.com.