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Math Encounters:
"Forbidden Symmetries: The Fractal Beauty of Compound Symmetry Groups"
featuring Bob Hearn

Wednesday, March 8 at 7:00 pm ET

(in person)

Symmetry is at the heart of much of mathematics, physics, and art.  Join Bob Hearn, computer scientist and Gathering 4 Gardner Board Member and Program Chair, in a captivating investigation into what happens when we try to slightly generalize the traditional mathematical notion of geometric symmetry.  Amazing new spaces are revealed, featuring a novel family of fractals, quasicrystals, and all manner of delightful structures.  There's also a surprising connection to puzzles.  Discover what we already know and what remains mysterious in this exciting new world of "compound symmetry."

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March 8th, 2023 from  7:00 pm to  8:30 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
11 E. 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566