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Friday, April 29 • 10:00am - 8:00pm
Geometric Sculpture 'Barn-Raising'

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Participants will help construct a large mathematical sculpture designed by George Hart, who will explain the underlying geometrical ideas as we go along. The design is an intricate arrangement of laser-cut wooden components which connect with cable ties. Over a several-hour period, participants will join parts together to make modules and then assemble the modules into the final form. It is fine to come for a brief visit any time during the whole period, then come back afterward to see the final result on display.

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George Hart

Professor, Stony Brook University
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 B.S. in Math... Read More →

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