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Repetitive ornamental patterns are an omnipresent part of human culture. Technology can serve as a versatile link between what is drawn (art) and how it repeats (mathematics), allowing one to create, analyze, deform, and animate such ornamental patterns. Can just one finger stroke be used to create exciting pavement structures? Is there a way to involve people from all over the world in the creation of ornamental patterns? Join professor and interactive mathematics expert Jürgen Richter-Gebert, creator of the interactive geometry software Cinderella and the app iOrnament, as he uses live demonstrations and animations to decorate the evening.

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

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

Please note, 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 age 12 and up.

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June 3rd, 2015 4:00 PM   through   5:30 PM

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