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Professor George Hart: Maths is Cool!

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START DATE 4 February 2015
START TIME 01:30pm
LOCATION

Room C219, College Building, Middlesex University, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT

END DATE 4 February 2014
END TIME 02:30pm

Professor George Hart presents a seminar entitled 'Maths is Cool!'

A mathematical scuplture by Professor George HartGeometric sculptures, mathematical puzzles, insightful videos, hands-on workshop activities, and the museum of mathematics in NYC are all means to demonstrate that maths is a living, creative, joyful subject – i.e. that Maths is Cool!

In this mathematics seminar, Professor George Hart will present and discuss a variety of these works from his creative output, and show you some giant mathematical artworks, 3D printed mathematical models, and original workshop projects.

For further information or to book a place please contact Dr Alison Megeney.

Professor George Hart

George Hart is a sculptor and applied mathematician who demonstrates how mathematics is cool and creative in ways you might not have expected.

Whether he is slicing a bagel into two linked halves or leading hundreds of participants in an intricate geometric sculpture barn raising, he always finds original ways to share the beauty of mathematical thinking.

An interdepartmental research professor at Stony Brook University, he holds a BSc in Mathematics and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.

George Hart is an organiser of the annual Bridges Conference on mathematics and art and the editor for sculpture for the Journal of Mathematics and the Arts.

His research explores innovative ways to use computer technology in the design and fabrication of his artwork, which has been exhibited widely around the world.

He co-founded the Museum of Mathematics in New York City and developed its initial set of hands-on exhibits. George also makes videos that show the fun and creative sides of mathematics.

For examples of his work, visit: http://georgehart.com.

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