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Math Encounters: "Play Truchet: fun with tiling patterns and generalizations"

featuring David Reimann

Wednesday, May 11 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)


Math Encounters is MoMath's popular free public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, produced with support from the Simons Foundation.

Simple rules allow us to combine basic objects into incredibly complex patterns or actions.  For example, Truchet tiles can be used to create a broad range of beautiful motifs.  Interestingly, these designs can also be used to encode messages and other information.  Join Albion College mathematician and computer scientist David Reimann as he shares the history and leads some explorations of these fascinating patterns.

Special introduction by Stuart Denman, creator and developer of Tiny Bubbles and grandson of Cyril Stanley Smith, popularizer of Truchet tiles.

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May 11th, 2022 from  4:00 pm to  5:30 pm
MoMath Online
United States