Fine Art and Mathematics Thurs 2 Feb 2023

Fine Arts and Mathematics

5:00pm - 6:00pm / Thursday 2nd February 2023 / Online event
Type: Lecture / Category: Department
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This lecture will take place online. Please book one ticket per Zoom connection.

To understand the mystery and complexity of various artistic designs, we need to understand the mathematical rules governing their creation. We will start by exploring repetitious patterns and Escher-type geometric designs. Using symmetries and other recursive rules, we'll study plane and 3D patterns, including fractal structures. Visualizing solutions of equations, we'll study beautiful images of algebraic surfaces and their properties.

Please bring colouring pencils, a compass and a ruler!

Ivona Grzegorczyk is a Professor at California State University at Channel Islands. The University is at Camarillo, which lies between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Ivona Grzegorczyk received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of California Berkeley in 1990, and holds MS degree form Warsaw University, Poland.
Her interests include the fields of Algebraic Geometry (especially vector bundles on algebraic curves) and Mathematics Education (especially the connection between fine arts and mathematical reasoning). She is the author of the book Mathematics and Fine Arts (2000), educational book Al Zebra explains Algebra (2010) and many research papers in the areas of algebraic geometry, educational games and mathematics education.