Scientific (Organizational Outreach)
|Location:||Washington, D.C.: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room SD-106|
"Origami Meets Math, Science, and Engineering"
Featuring Dr. Erik Demaine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
May 22, 2018
12:00-1:30 PM Eastern Time
Washington, D.C.: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room SD-106 (Google Maps)
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Lunch will be served. Space is limited at this widely attended public event.
MSRI and the American Mathematical Society cordially invite you to join a lunch briefing on Capitol Hill, featuring Erik Demaine of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Surprising applications in manufacturing, robotics, animation, biology, medicine, nanotech, and space technology have grown from new fundamental research in computational origami, the study of the mathematical and geometric underpinnings of the simple act of folding. Erik Demaine, MacArthur Fellow and MIT computer scientist, has been instrumental in these developments, and he will explain and illustrate this work.
Dr. Demaine is also an acclaimed artist, and was featured on NOVA's "The Origami Revolution." His works have been shown at major museums, and his pieces are in the permanent collections of Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian Renwick Gallery and New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).