Crocheting the Hyperbolic Plane: A Talk by David Henderson and Daina Taimina

Courtesy Steve Rowell/The Institute for Figuring

Venue: The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street (Between 10th and 11th Aves), New York City
Date: Saturday, February 5th, 2005
Time: 5:00 pm
Admission: $5

This talk, co-organized by Cabinet, the Institute for Figuring, and the Kitchen, coincides with the Institute's interview of Cornell mathematicians David Henderson and Daina Taimina feaured in Cabinet issue 16. ­ Henderson and Taimina will discuss their discovery of crocheted models of hyperbolic space, a geometric form found in the crenellation of lettuce leaves, the anatomy of sea slugs, and the shape of the physical cosmos. Margaret Wertheim, Director of the Institute for Figuring, will be the moderator.

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