Undergraduate Colloquium Spring 2017

Thursdays - 5:30 p.m.
McHenry Room 4130
For further information please contact Richard Gottesman or call the Mathematics Department at 459-2969
  • April 6, 2017
    No Colloquium


    April 13, 2017 
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    April 20, 2017
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    April 27, 2017
    Francois Monard, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA.

    An Excursion through the Art, Math, and Applications of Origami

    Origami, a traditional paper-folding discipline from 17th-century Japan, has known new exciting developments over the past three decades: from the beginning of computer-assisted crease pattern design, which helps paper-folders design more and more complex creations, to its use in engineering (blood stents, airbags, and so forth), to the emergence of new forms of artistic origami. The link between origami and mathematics is constantly reinforced and examples abound where these two disciplines feed off of one another. We will go over some of the developments just mentioned, discussing along the way potential creative directions via modular origami or tessellations, or mathematical problems such as the fold-and-cut problem.


    May 4, 2017
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    May 11, 2017
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    May 18, 2017
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    May 25, 2017
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    June 1, 2017
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    June 8, 2017
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    June 15, 2017
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