Mathematical Art and Artistic Mathematics [F-21-11]

Presenter: Daniel Look
Location: Zoom
Classes: 2 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Fri 2:00 PM 09/24, 10/01

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Mathematics and Art have a long history together; many interesting mathematical theories came out of artistic endeavors and mathematics has led to the creation of amazing art. We'll discuss Bach, Pollock, Escher, Mandelbrot and others as we look at the cross-fertilization between these fields that, seemingly, sit at opposing ends of the spectrum.

Dan Look grew up in coastal Maine, earning his BA and MA in mathematics from the University of Maine and his PhD in mathematics from Boston University. After earning his PhD he taught outside Pittsburgh before teaching a year as a visiting professor at Williams and eventually relocating to St. Lawrence University in 2009. He quickly fell in love with the north country and can't imagine living anywhere else. His research involves chaos theory, complex dynamics, and the statistical analysis of writing.

Special Instructions: You will be emailed a Zoom invite two days before the class starts. Click on the link in the invite to open your Zoom app.

Cap: 100

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