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Math Encounters: "The Fabric of Symmetry: Connecting Mathematics and Fiber Arts" with Susan Goldstine (4:00 pm)

What do knitting, embroidery, and beadwork tell us about symmetry? What does symmetry tell us about design in textiles? Join us in an exploration of contemporary mathematical fiber arts with Susan Goldstine, Professor of Mathematics at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Associate Editor of the Journal of Mathematics and the Arts.

Special introduction by Robert P. Crease, Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University.

This page is for the 4:00 pm session. Click here to register for the 7:00 pm session instead.

Light refreshments will be served after the 4:00 pm session and at 6:30 in advance of second session.

Math Encounters is a public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, presented by the Simons Foundation and the National Museum of Mathematics.

Bring a new friend to Math Encounters and you’ll be on your way to winning a free t-shirt!

For further information, call the National Museum of Mathematics at (212) 542-0566 or e-mail

Please note that this presentation is designed to be accessible and engaging to a general audience. As a rule of thumb, it would be best enjoyed by participants ages 12 and up.

Please check our online shop for books by Math Encounters presenters.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 4:00 pm   through   5:30 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
11 E 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212.542.0566