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Monday, March 5, 2018

Michael E. Moody Lecture Series: "A World From a Sheet of Paper," Tadashi Tokieda, Stanford Universi

7:00 - 8:30 PM
Shanahan Center
Harvey Mudd College
320 East Foothill Boulevard
Claremont, 91711
(909) 621-8023

Starting from just a sheet of paper, by folding, stacking, crumpling, sometimes tearing, we will explore a variety of phenomena, from a magic trick and geometry to elasticity and the traditional Japanese art of origami. Much of the talk consists of table-top demos, which you can try later with friends and family.

So, take a sheet of paper …

Tadashi Tokieda grew up as a painter in Japan and became a classical philologist in France before switching to mathematics (PhD, Princeton). Since last fall, he has been a professor of mathematics at Stanford University. For the 13 years prior, he was a director of studies in mathematics at Cambridge.

No RSVP necessary. Refreshments in Thomas-Garrett Plaza immediately following the talk.

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