Maths Storytime: Julia Collins

Date:5th Mar 2019

Time:3:30pm - 3:30pm

Price: Free

Location:University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW

Our first Storytime lecture for the year, we present AMSI's Dr Julia Collins talking about hyperbolic geometry.

 

Title: Dangerous Geometry: from Euclid to Escher

Abstract: ”Fear it no less than the sensual passion, because it, too, may take up all your time and deprive you of your health, peace of mind and happiness in life.” These are the words of Farkas Bolyai, who advised his son János not to pursue hyperbolic geometry. In this talk we will learn why people were so afraid of it, what it really is, how Escher rediscovered it, and how you can create your very own hyperbolic geometry to take home with you.

 

The talk will be held on the 5th of March 2019, at 3:30pm in 24-G02, nibbles will be provided.  

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