Mathematical models from toys to graphene and 2d crystals

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Date(s) - 06/10/2017
11 h 00 min - 12 h 00 min

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For many mathematicians the frustration is that the beautiful concrete ideas we see in our heads do not translate to other people outside of mathematics. Mathematical images and objects are a get way to get past this barrier and can sometimes be useful to help understand what is happening even for mathematicians. I will start by showing some of the mathematical materials that I have created, images, wooden models and more. We will then explore a system where hook together paper pieces demonstrate curvature, and I will finish by describing a new project with Jeremy Van Horn-Morris and Salvador Barraza Lopez in Arkansas where we are using these models to understand the differential geometry of graphene and other 2d crystals.

http://www.mathematicians.org.uk/eoh/


Edmund Harriss est en résidence auprès de l’IMERA du 21 août 2017 au 16 janvier 2018.


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