Past Meetup

Elevating Deceptions: A Mathemagical Mystery Tour

This Meetup is past

120 people went

Manuel's Tavern

602 N. Highland Ave NE · Atlanta, GA

How to find us

We'll be in the back bar dining area, to the right as you enter Manuel's from N. Highland.

Location image of event venue


- This event is a production of the Atlanta Science Tavern.
- Dinner starts at 7:00 pm.
- The presentation begins around 7:45.
- Seating will be on a first-come-first-served basis.
- The capacity of the venue is 80 people.
- We expect a turnout of around 60% of day-of RSVPs.
- Refer to our Open Seating Policy ( for details.
- There is a $3 contribution requested from non-students.

Elevating Deceptions: A Mathemagical Mystery Tour

Matt Baker, Professor
School of Mathematics
Georgia Institute of Technology

Science explains through systematic inquiry; magic celebrates that which defies explanation. This will be tour of sorts along the boundary between science and magic. We will explore the magic of quantum mechanics, the predictions of knot theory, and randomness, as well as the mysteries of the number 58008.

About our speaker
Mathematics professor at Georgia Tech by day and magician by night, Matt Baker regularly volunteers his time performing magic at the Shepherd Center for Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Rehabilitation as well as at fundraisers and holiday parties. A winner of the 2010 University System of Georgia Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award, Matt is also the reigning "Top Dog" of the Atlanta Society of Magicians.