This lecture was filmed at the 2017 National Math Festival in Washington, D.C. and features Dr. George Hart of Making Math Visible.
Dr. Hart shares a series of beautiful mathematical objects you can construct for yourself. Each illustrates interesting aspects of logical and geometric thinking. Assemble them all together to create your own personal museum of mathematics!
Whether he is slicing a bagel into two linked halves or leading hundreds of participants in a barn-raising for an intricate geometric sculpture, Dr. George Hart always finds an original way to share the beauty of mathematical thinking. An interdepartmental research professor at Stony Brook University, he holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. Hart is an organizer of the annual Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science conference and the editor for sculpture for the Journal of Mathematics and the Arts.
His research explores innovative ways to use computer technology in the design and fabrication of his artwork, which has been exhibited widely around the world. Hart co-founded the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City and developed its initial set of hands-on exhibits. He makes videos that show the fun and creative sides of mathematics. Learn more at makingmathvisible.com or georgehart.com.