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2013 Speakers / Coordinators


Sir Harold Walter Kroto

  • Awarded the Nobel prize in Chemistry with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley for their discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, a molecule made up of 60 carbon atoms occupying the vertices of a truncated icosahedron.
  • The Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry at the Florida State University, USA.

 

Jarke J. van Wijk

  • Professor of Visualization
  • Dept. Math. & CS, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Contributed to Infodecodata, exhibition Graphic Design Museum, 2010
  • Received IEEE Visualization Technical Achievement Award 2007

 

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

 

George W. Hart

George W. Hart

  • Former Computer Science Professor at Stony Brook University and Columbia University
  • A sculptor and a pioneer in using computer technology and solid freeform fabrication in the design and fabrication of sculpture
  • Founding content director of The Museum of Mathematics, New York, USA
  • Former Computer Scientist at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and MIT Energy Laboratory

 

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

 

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

 

Sarah Glaz

Sarah Glaz

  • Professor of Mathematics and poet, University of Connecticut
  • Author of the book “Commutative Coherent Rings”, Springer,1989 (reprinted in 2007)
  • Coeditor of the volumes: “Non-Noetherian Commutative Ring Theory” (Springer - Kluwer, 2000), “Multiplicative Ideal Theory in Commutative Algebra” (Springer, 2006), and “Strange Attractors: Poems of Love and Mathematics” (CRC Press - A K Peters, 2008)
  • Editorial board member of: International Electronic Journal of Algebra (IEJA), and Journal of Mathematics and the Arts (JMA)
  • University Teaching Fellow

 

Paul Hildebrandt

Paul Hildebrandt

  • President and Chief Visionary Officer, Zometool Inc., Longmont, Colorado USA.

 

Reza Sarhangi

Reza Sarhangi

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