All Things Being Equal: Why Math is the Key to a Better World.


Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 18:00

PIMS Summer Public Lecture: John Mighton (3pm PDT, 6pm ET)

Free virtual opportunity to hear our founder, Dr. John Mighton!

Math provides us with mental tools of incredible power. When we learn math we learn to see patterns, to think logically and systematically, to draw analogies, to perceive risk, to understand cause and effect--among many other critical skills.

Yet we tolerate and in fact expect a vast performance gap in math among students and live in a world where many adults aren't equipped with these crucial tools. This learning gap is unnecessary, dangerous and tragic, and it has led us to a problem of intellectual poverty which is apparent everywhere--in fake news, political turmoil, floundering economies, even in erroneous medical diagnoses.

The study of math is an ideal starting point to break down social inequality and empower individuals to build a smarter, kinder, more equitable world. In this talk Mighton will share his vision for a numerate society for all, not just a chosen few.

This event is being hosted in conjunction with the Diversity in Math Summer School. Registration for the public lecture is free and open to everyone. Registrants will receive the weblink at least 48 hours before the event.

Click here for more information from the Pacific Institute for the Maths and Sciences website