Seminar by Prof. Tadashi Tokieda: A world from a sheet of paper
1st of Two Seminar Series by Tadashi Tokieda (Professor, Stanford University)
This lecture is open to the OIST community
Professor Tadashi Tokieda is the Director of Studies in Mathematics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and the Poincaré Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Stanford. 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.
Abstract of Talk:
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.
So, take a sheet of paper...