G4G14 2022 | Featured Presenters

G4G is pleased to announce Featured Presenters Mark Burstein and Ingrid Daubechies, who will give public presentations in addition to their G4G14 talks.


Ingrid Daubechies

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University

Ingrid’s Bio: Ingrid Daubechies has a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics. She has spent most of her career on bringing mathematical techniques and analysis to bear on applications not only from physics, but also in signal processing, brain imaging, geophysics, biological morphology, and art conservation and analysis, as well as on research in mathematics. She is presently a professor at Duke University. During the isolation caused by the pandemic, she has spent part of her time on the realization, together with 23 other mathematicians and artists, of an art installation that seeks to communicate the wonder, the beauty and the whimsy of mathematics — see mathemalchemy.org

Public Presentation:  
“Reunited: An Art Historical and Digital Adventure”

Location: Georgia Tech, Instructional Center (055), 103 Classroom
Date: Saturday, April 9th
Time: 7:00 PM ET (23:00 UTC)

Abstract: Combining the mathematics of digital image processing with the history, craftsmanship, and science of art conservation, my research team at Duke University, Bass Connections Image Processing Algorithms for Art Conservation, spent a year working with the NC Museum of Art to study, restore, and exhibit a 14th-century altarpiece that hadn’t been displayed in its entirety for over a century.

G4G14 Program Talk: 

 Location/Date/Time: Open to G4G14 Conference Attendees Only 

(Thursday, April 7th,  Morning Session, 10:30 AM)

Abstract: Over a period of two years, during the pandemic, a team of 24 mathematical artists and artistic mathematicians built an installation celebrating the beauty, fun and creativity of mathematics. It now has started its life as a traveling exhibit.
Mark Burstein

Mark Burstein

Lewis Carroll Society of North America (LCSNA) 

Mark’s Bio: Mark Burstein is a lifelong Carrollian, a dire condition he inherited from his father, along with their world-class collection. A book editor by profession, over the years he had created, edited, or contributed to twenty-one books by or about Lewis Carroll, including updating, editing, and art directing Gardner’s The Annotated Alice for the “150th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” (W. W. Norton, 2015), and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Salvador Dalí (Princeton, 2015). He has served the Lewis Carroll Society of North America (LCSNA) as its president, publications chair, and longtime editor of its magazine, Knight Letter. He also created and edited A Bouquet for the Gardner: Martin Gardner Remembered (LCSNA, 2011), among whose contributors are Douglas Hofstadter, David Singmaster, Raymond Smullyan, and many others.

Public Presentation:  
“What IS It about Alice?”  

Location: Georgia Tech, 144 Auditorium Clough
Date: Thursday, April 7th
Time: 6:15 PM ET (22:15 UTC)

Abstract: How did a British children’s book written 150 years ago become the global icon it is today? In a wide-ranging, lushly illustrated, and humorous talk, Lewis Carroll expert Mark Burstein will discuss why Alice in Wonderland is the most quoted, the most widely illustrated, and among the most translated novels in the world. He’ll also explore Alice’s place in popular culture, with excursions into the life and times of Carroll and the real-life Alice.

G4G14 Program Talk: 

“A Literary Englishman and the Scientific American: Lewis Carroll’s Appearances in ‘Mathematical Games”

Location/Date/Time: Open to G4G14 Conference Attendees Only
(Wednesday, April 8th,  Morning Session, 10:30 AM)

Abstract: Lewis Carroll, the nom de plume of the Rev. Charles L. Dodgson, a mathematics lecturer at Oxford, was also an innovator in recreational mathematics, magic, puzzles, cryptography, and inventions. His appearances in Scientific American began with mathematician Warren Weaver’s article in April 1956, and his name is mentioned over a hundred times in fourteen of Martin Gardner’s “Mathematical Games” columns. Using these as a springboard, topics will also include Carroll himself, the Wonderland/Looking-Glass dyad, Gardner, and their intertwining in The Annotated Alice.

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