Lecture – 'Making Math Visible'
The annual Bartlett Memorial Lecture gives the public a window into the nature of mathematics by illustrating the work of renowned mathematicians to general audiences.
Mathematician and sculptor George Hart will deliver the 2018 Bartlett Lecture. Hart is a research professor at Stony Brook University in New York. He was also co-founder and chief of content at the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City.
Our cultural world is filled with inspiring artifacts that highlight the beauty of art, architecture and literary thinking, but what is there that analogously emphasizes the beauty of mathematical thinking? Can we create inspiring public art works and cultural activities that will lead to a wider appreciation for the wonders of mathematics? What should be our analog to art galleries, public monuments, and the grand reading rooms of the great libraries? This highly illustrated presentation will explore George Hart's answers to these questions in terms of beautiful geometric sculpture and hands-on mathematical construction activities.
School teachers, middle and high-school students are also encouraged to attend.