october, 2014

16oct7:30 pm7:30 pmComputer Graphics Show plus Gardner Math Games

Event Details

Our 35rd annual computer graphics film show features the latest and greatest computer animations, direct from the ACM SIGGRAPH conference held this past summer in Anaheim CA. Many of the video shorts from prior SIGGRAPH shows, and their animators, have gone on to win Oscars! Our speaker this year is Prof.Adam Finkelstein of Princeton University.
We will be co-celebrating Martin Gardner’s 100th birthday by also hosting a Celebration of Mind party
as part of our meeting. Gardner (1914-2010) was the editor of the Mathematical Games column of Scientific American from 1956-1981. This talk, by Dr. Dennis Mancl of Alcatel-Lucent, will feature the 75th anniversary of the invention of flexagons (invented in 1939 by Arthur Stone math grad student at Princeton). Also discussed will be magic squares, as it is the 500th anniversary of the famous Albrecht Di¼rer woodcut containing a magic square (Melencolia I). Gardner puzzles related to these topics will be shown.

Time

(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Organizer

Dennis Mancldmancl@acm.org

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