UNM-PNM Math Contest Public Lecture -- Symmetry and the Tessellation Art of M. C. Escher

Event Type: 
Other
Speaker: 
Billy Brown
Event Date: 
Saturday, February 2, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
SMLC 102
Audience: 
General PublicFaculty/StaffStudentsAlumni/Friends
Sponsor/s: 
PNM Foundation

Event Description: 

In this illustrated presentation, I will introduce the basic concept of symmetry, show how symmetry appears in the created objects of many cultures, especially Islamic, and give a short survey of the tessellation art of the famous Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cor-nelius Escher (1898-1972).
 
It may become clear why Escher is the favorite artist of many mathematicians, scientists and engineers. A one-page handout will give the audience members an opportunity to analyze the symmetry aspects of several patterns.

Event Contact

Contact Name: Hongnian Huang

Contact Email: hnhuang@unm.edu