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2011 Bridges Keynote Speakers / Lead Coordinators

 

William Thurston

William Thurston

  • Professor of Mathematics at Cornell University
  • Winner of the Fields Medal in Mathematics
  • Former Director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley
  • An Inspirational Figure in the Establishment of the Geometry Center, University of Minnesota

Paulus Gerdes

Paulus Gerdes

  • Vice-President for Southern Africa, African Academy of Sciences
  • Chairman, AMU Commission for the History of Mathematics in Africa
  • President, International Studygroup for Ethnomathematics
  • Maputo, Mozambique

Carlo H. Séquin

Carlo H. Séquin

  • Professor of Computer Science and Geometric Sculptor
  • EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Fellow, IEEE and ACM; Member, Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences

Penousal Machado

Penousal Machado

  • Informatics Engineering Professor of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology
  • Researcher at the Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra
  • Co-Editor, The Art of Artificial Evolution, Springer London

George W. Hart

George W. Hart

  • Chief of Content at The Museum of Mathematics, New York, USA
  • The North America's only museum dedicated to the wonders of mathematics
  • Former Computer Scientist at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and MIT Energy Laboratory
  • Former Computer Science Professor at Columbia University, and Stony Brook University
  • A sculptor and a pioneer in using computer technology and solid freeform fabrication in the design and fabrication of sculpture

Dmitri Tymoczko

Dmitri Tymoczko

  • Composer and Music Theorist
  • His article "The Geometry of Musical Chords" was the first music theory article ever published by Science
  • Recipient of Guggenheim Fellowship, Charles Ives Scholarship, Hugh F. MacColl Prize from Harvard University, and the Eisner & Delorenzo Prize from the UC, Berkeley
  • Princeton University, New Jersey, USA

Craig S. Kaplan

Craig S. Kaplan

  • Mathematical Art Software Developer in Maze Design, Star Patterns, Escherization, Patterns on surfaces, TSP Art, Metamorphoses and Deformations
  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Mathematics and the Arts
  • Computer Science Professor, University of Waterloo, Canada

Robert Fathauer

Robert Fathauer

  • Curator of Annual Art Exhibitions at Bridges and the Joint Mathematics Meetings
  • Former Research Scientist and Technical Group Leader (PhD in EE, Cornell) of the Advanced Materials Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
  • Founder and owner of the Tessellations Company
  • Artist, Puzzle Designer, and Author concentrating on Tiling, Fractals, and Knots

Kristof Fenyvesi

Kristóf Fenyvesi

  • Coordinator of Community Events of the Bridges Organization
  • Curator of the Experience Bridges Traveling Exhibit - a growing collection of international math-art
  • Curator in Chief of Ars Geometrica International Conferences which hosted the Bridges World Conference in 2010
  • Leader of the Experience Workshop: the Experience-Centered Math-Art Movement
  • Researcher at Art and Culture Studies, Jyväskylä University, Finland

JP Xavier

JP Xavier

  • Architect and Geometry Professor, Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP)
  • Worked in the Office of Architect Álvaro Siza
  • Author of "Perspectiva, perspectiva acelerada e contraperspectiva" (FAUP Publicações, 1997) and "Sobre as origens da perspectiva em Portugal" (FAUP Publicações, 2006)
  • Corresponding Editor of the Nexus Network Journal

Manuel Arala Chaves

Manuel Arala Chaves

  • Full Professor of Mathematics, Faculty of Science of the University of Porto (FCUP), 1973-2002.
  • Member of the Directing Board of the Atractor Project-Interactive Mathematics (www.atractor.pt), since 1999.

Zome

Fabien Vienne's Pentigloo

  • The latest of the large self-sustained Zometool Structures which have become a Bridges tradition.
  • A project supported by Zometool Inc. to promote connections between Mathematics and the Arts.
  • The Pentigloo is a creation of Noted Designer Fabien Vienne, expressing the findings of his explorations into "Cubic Fuzzy Precision".
  • A realization of the patterns that emerge from the overlaying of 5 cubic lattices in icosidodecahedral symmetry.
  • Will be built using 44,771 parts with a Diameter of almost 19 feet.

Kelly Delp

Kelly Delp

  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Buffalo State College
  • Visiting Scholar, Cornell University Spring 2010
  • Researcher of Geometric Structures on Manifolds and Orbifolds
  • Geometry and Fashion Workshop Coordinator with Bill Thurston

Nathan Selikoff

Nathan Selikoff

  • Award-winning artist who has exhibited in galleries and venues throughout the United States and around the world
  • Graphic and web designer and developer from Orlando, Florida
  • Bridges Webmaster and Co-editor of the Art Exhibition Catalog

Steve Abbott

Steve Abbott

  • Professor of Mathematics, Middlebury College
  • Co-editor of Math Horizons
  • Author of Understanding Analysis, Springer UTM series
  • Currently researching the intersections of Mathematics and Theater

Reza Sarhangi

Reza Sarhangi

  • Mathematics Professor, Towson University, Maryland, USA
  • President of the Bridges Organization
    Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science