Purls of Wisdom: The Geometry and Topology of Weavables, Wearables and Wallpaper

Purls of Wisdom: The Geometry and Topology of Weavables, Wearables and Wallpaper

Purls of Wisdom: The Geometry and Topology of Weavables, Wearables and Wallpaper

Date

November 28, 2016 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location

Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, Rm. 152

Affiliation

Georgia Institute of Technology

Host

School of Physics Inquiring Minds Public Lecture: Prof. Elisabetta Matsumoto, Georgia Institute of Technology
Curved space and bizarre mathematical worlds beyond Euclid’s axioms entered physics with Einstein’s general theory of relativity.  But these geometries are all around us, hiding in plain sight, in the guise of familiar settings.  For instance, did you know that making your clothes fit is actually a problem in non-Euclidean geometry? Join Prof. Matsumoto as she takes a sock’s eye view of geometry and topology and walks you through an evening of fun with fabrics.