Richard James - Atomistically inspired origami | University of Oxford

Richard James - Atomistically inspired origami

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18:00 - 19:00
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Mathematical Institute
Woodstock Road
Oxford
OX2 6GG
Event cost
Free
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Parents, Students, Teachers
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Age 16-17 (year 12), Age 17-18 (year 13)
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The World population is growing at about 80 million per year. As time goes by, there is necessarily less space per person. Perhaps this is why the scientific community seems to be obsessed with folding things. In this lecture Richard James, Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota,  presents a mathematical approach to “rigid folding” inspired by the way atomistic structures form naturally - their features at a molecular level imply desirable features for macroscopic structures as well, especially 4D structures. Origami structures even suggest an unusual way to look at the Periodic Table.

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