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a minicourse with Ingrid Daubechies:
"Symmetric patterns and tiling"

Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30 pm

(in person)

There are only so many ways (17, to be precise) in which one can arrange a given pattern on the plane so that it keeps repeating "rhythmically," as on wallpaper.  In the Mathemalchemy art installation, a little mouse appears all over, illustrating each of these.  But sometimes it is knitted, sometimes embroidered, sometimes appliquéd — why?  Each of these wallpaper arrangements also defines a periodic tiling of the plane, a regular arrangement of the same shape, copied over and over again; together these copies cover the plane exactly, without overlaps.  There also exist non-periodic tilings — how do they work?

October 11th, 2023 from  6:30 pm to  7:30 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
11 E. 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee (special pricing)
Math on the House special pricing (limited qty) $0.00
Single session $10.00
Single session plus donation $20.00
Single session for families with financial need (limited qty) $0.00
MoMath member $0.00
MoMath guest $0.00
Credit/Transfer $0.00