Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Colorful visit in Stony Brook

Sculpture by Halaman Ferguson on Stony Brool campus
Simons Center for Geometry and Physics

Simons Center Gallery is currently having an exhibit "Stitches" (curated by Flo Tarjan).  I missed the opening but I was invited to give a talk there on May 20th. Video of the talk by Elaine Krajenke Ellison "Mathematical Quilts" and my talk "Crocheting Adventures with the Hyperbolic Planes" can be seen here. The third artist in this exhibit is Gabi Mayer with her large crocheted sculptures.

In my talk I was demonstrating my mathematical models.
Earlier that day David and I had great treat - George Hart kindly invited us to visit his studio.

George has story about every sculpture he created, and we could spend the whole day eagerly listening.
But stories do not come free - George brought a bag with various puzzles and we had to show that we can solve at least some of them.

Thank you, George, and thank you Flo for this great opportunity to visit Stony Brook and have such a wonderful time there!