Robert Lang - From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes | Math Encounters (6:30)

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What does the ancient Japanese art of paper folding have to do with airbags and space telescopes? How do mathematical techniques facilitate origami designs of mind-blowing complexity and realism? Unfold a new appreciation of origami as Robert Lang, one of the foremost origami artists in the world and a pioneer in computational origami, shows how a theory originally developed for its own sake has led to some surprising practical applications as well as a whole new genre of art. Robert will be introduced by Vanessa Gould, the filmmaker behind the documentary "Between the Folds."

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 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 best be enjoyed by participants age 12 and up.

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July 3rd, 2013 6:30 PM   through   8:30 PM
National Museum of Mathematics
11 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: (212) 542-0566
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