From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Art and Science of Origami
|Event Start Date||Thursday, May 1, 2014|
Camino Hall Shiley Theatre
|Event Start Time||7:00 pm|
In this talk, Robert Lang, PhD, will describe how geometric concepts led to the solution of a broad class of origami folding problems – specifically, the problem of efficiently folding a shape with an arbitrary number and arrangement of flaps, and along the way, enabled origami designs of mind-blowing complexity and realism, some of which you’ll see, too.
The algorithms and theorems of origami design have shed light on long-standing mathematical questions and have solved practical engineering problems. Dr. Lang will discuss examples of how origami has enabled safer airbags, Brobdingnagian space telescopes, and more.
About Robert Lang
Sponsored by - University of San Diego Mathigami Project, “Change” Living Learning Community, College of Arts and Sciences, Provost’s Office, University Galleries, Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Fund
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