A world from a sheet of paper. Hirzebruch lecture by Tadashi Tokieda

Speaker: Tadashi Tokieda
Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Mathematics
Date: Wed, 2018-10-31 19:00 - 20:00
Location: University Club Bonn
Homepage: MPIM

Starting from just a sheet of paper, by folding, stacking, crumpling, tearing, we will explore a rich variety of phenomena, from magic tricks and geometry to elasticity and the traditional art of origami. Much of the lecture consists of actual table-top demos, which you can try later with friends and family.

Professor Tadashi Tokieda is the professor of mathematics at Stanford University.  He grew up as a painter in Japan, became a classical philologist in France, and has been an applied mathematician in the US and Europe.  He is active in outreach in the developing world, especially via the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences.