Fun with Paper and Scissors: It’s Science? [F-16-27]

Presenter:Daniel Ben-Avraham
Location: SUNY Potsdam: Maxcy 104
Classes: 1 Session 2.0 hours
Dates: Wed 3:30 PM 10/19
Status: CLOSED

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You might have heard of the Moebius strip, and you probably remember the thrill you sensed when shown it for the first time. Using just paper and scissors, we will have fun exploring several similar topological puzzles in a playful, enjoyable manner, with each delightful insight raising our curiosity and inviting subsequent experimentation. The process illustrates, very effectively, the thrill of doing science and what makes scientists tick.

Daniel ben-Avraham is a Clarkson Professor in the Physics Department and in the Math Department. He has been teaching Physics since 1987.

NOTE: Bring a pair of scissors, transparent tape, pens or pencils, a ruler, and a curious mind (paper will be provided).

Cap: 40

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