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Geometry is the study of shape. There’s been a renaissance in geometry over the last hundred years, with modern applications ranging from the large-scale structure of space-time, to the modelling of social networks like Facebook, to the computer graphics in video games and movies. Donald Coxeter (1907-2003) was one of the greatest geometers in history. Coxeter is up… Read More Math art: Nuit Blanche intersects Coxeter
The question The best mathematics is driven by beauty as much as the finest paintings. As the mathematician G.H. Hardy famously said “…there is no permanent place in this world for ugly mathematics.” In our quest to prove our theorems, mathematicians are guided by aesthetics as much as intellectual curiosity. Mathematics models every aspect of… Read More Is mathematics an art or science?
Jason Brown is a both a mathematician and a blues guitarist. I introduced him at a public lecture at Ryerson University as “…the hardest working man in mathematical music” (with all due respect to James Brown!). Brown wrote a popular mathematics book Our Days are Numbered, which featured his work on the prevalence and influence of mathematics… Read More Mathematicians and the arts