Small Sciences from a Sheet of Paper

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Thursday, Nov 5
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Computer Science Department, Engineering Classroom Wing/265

Event Details

tadashi-tokieda_photo-by-tony-rinaldo_373px_0All you need is a sheet of paper: By folding, tearing, and crumpling, we’ll explore a variety of problems, from magic tricks and geometry to engineering and properties of random media. The talk will involve many table-top demos.

About the Speaker: Tadashi Tokieda grew up as a painter in Japan, became a classical philologist in France, and has been a topologist then an applied mathematician in the US and elsewhere.  Currently he is the director of studies in mathematics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and the Poincaré Distinguished Visiting Professor at Stanford.  He is active in outreach in the developing world, especially via the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Computer Science Department and ATLAS Institute.