Math Encounters: “Shaping Surfaces” with Chaim Goodman-Strauss at the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)

    When:
    December 3, 2014 all-day
    2014-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
    2014-12-04T00:00:00-05:00
    Where:
    National Museum of Mathematics
    11 East 26th Street, New York, NY 10010
    USA
    Cost:
    Free

    Math Encounters: “Shaping Surfaces” with Chaim Goodman-Strauss

    National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)

    Wednesday, December 3, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

    Nature melds living surfaces from the geometry of curvature.  Corals, leaves, lichens – even membranes and ears – all living surfaces are shaped through exquisite control over this intrinsic geometry, even as those surfaces flex, twist and grow.  Explore fundamental topological principles with mathematician Chaim Goodman-Strauss, and see the surprising beauty and simplicity of the underlying principles that control the geometry of surfaces.

    Free admission; registration required.