Location: South Campus, Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts, M1140, 11901 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32246 (Directions)
Summary: Mathematician and sculptor George Hart will demonstrate how math can be cool and creative in ways you might not have expected.
Whether he is slicing a bagel into two linked halves or leading hundreds of participants in an intricate geometric sculpture barn raising, he always finds original ways to share the beauty of mathematical thinking.
An interdepartmental research professor at Stony Brook University, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a doctorate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. Hart is an organizer of the annual Bridges Conference on mathematics and art and the editor for sculpture for the Journal of Mathematics and the Arts. His research explores innovative ways to use computer technology in the design and fabrication of his artwork, which has been exhibited widely around the world. Hart co-founded the Museum of Mathematics in New York City and developed its initial set of hands-on exhibits. He also makes videos that show the fun and creative sides of mathematics. See http://georgehart.com for examples of his work.
Contact Lynn Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 646-2023 for more information