Organizing Committee
Abstract

Research and outreach are normally thought to divide mathematics in two. This separation is, however, completely artificial; it is impossible to “find” a mathematical idea without explaining it. Exploration and exposition are two sides of the same coin. One striking example of this is the epochal work of William Thurston; often his theorems were accompanied by pictures, and computer programs, illustrating the underlying ideas.

The goal of this conference is to bring together mathematicians from a range of fields, and practitioners from the digital arts (animation, 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC routing, virtual reality, computer games, etc). The attendees will share their expertise in mathematics and with the procedural tools used to illustrate mathematics. In addition to talks in the traditional style, we plan to hold several workshops to train attendees about a variety of digital media, in particular 3D printing.

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Confirmed Speakers & Participants

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Workshop Schedule

Monday, June 27, 2016
TimeEventLocationMaterials
8:30 - 9:25am EDTRegistration11th Floor Collaborative Space 
9:25 - 9:30am EDTWelcome - ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall 
9:30 - 10:15am EDTGeometry and Topology Games ...under the hood - Jeff Weeks, Topology & Geometry Software11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 10:45am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:45 - 11:30am EDTVisualizing Kleinian groups - Katherine Stange, University of Colorado Boulder11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:45 - 12:30pm EDTGrowing Objects - Jesse Louis-Rosenberg & Jessica Rosenkrantz of Nervous System11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:45 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTCovering and Uncovering Surfaces - Konrad Polthier, Freie Universität Berlin11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 3:45pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:45 - 4:30pm EDTWebVR Workshop - Andrea Hawksley, eleVR11th Floor Lecture Hall
4:45 - 5:30pm EDTWebVR Workshop - Andrea Hawksley, eleVR11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:30 - 6:45pm EDTWelcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
TimeEventLocationMaterials
8:30 - 9:15am EDTLaminations and external angles for similarity pairs - Danny Calegari, University of Chicago11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:30 - 10:15am EDTGeometry and Topology Games ...under the hood - Jeff Weeks, Topology & Geometry Software11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 10:40am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:45 - 11:30am EDTNumber theory and visualizing Kleinian groups - Katherine Stange, University of Colorado Boulder11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:35 - 12:20pm EDTAlgorithmic patterns for knitting machines - Fabienne Serrière, Knit Yak LLC11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:35 - 1:00pm EDTRISD Tour  
1:00 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTCovering and Uncovering Surfaces - Konrad Polthier, Freie Universität Berlin11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 3:45pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:45 - 4:30pm EDTAlgebraic Surfaces - Computing, Visualizing, Modelling - Oliver Labs, MO-labs11th Floor Lecture Hall
4:45 - 5:30pm EDTAlgebraic Surfaces - Computing, Visualizing, Modelling - Oliver Labs, MO-labs11th Floor Lecture Hall
8:00 - 9:00pm EDTEvening Knitting/Crochet Circle - (not ICERM Sponsored)Hotel (more details to come) 
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
TimeEventLocationMaterials
8:30 - 9:15am EDTOpenSCAD Workshop - Laura Taalman, James Madison University11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:30 - 10:15am EDTRhino and Python Workshop - Henry Segerman, Oklahoma State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 10:45am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:45 - 11:30am EDTRhino and Grasshopper Workshop - David Bachman, Pitzer College11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:45 - 12:00pm EDTGroup Photo in Lecture Hall11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:00 - 2:00pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:00 - 5:00pm EDTCollaboration and Work Time11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 3:45pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
7:00 - 9:00pm EDTConference Dinner - (not funded by ICERM)To be Announced 
Thursday, June 30, 2016
TimeEventLocationMaterials
8:30 - 9:15am EDTSimulation and Visualization of Optimal Geometry - John Sullivan, Technische Universität Berlin11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:30 - 10:15am EDTMathematical CAM Craft - controlling machines not output - Edmund Harriss, University of Arkansas11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 10:45am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:45 - 11:30am EDTBad proofs of good results - Rich Schwartz, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:45 - 12:30pm EDTSphere eversions - Arnaud Chéritat, Toulouse Sciences University11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:45 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTVisualizing PML - David Dumas, University of Illinois at Chicago11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 3:45pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:45 - 4:30pm EDTAnimating Mathematics- GIFs Aren't Just for Cat Videos - Clayton Shonkwiler, Colorado State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
4:45 - 6:00pm EDTShow and Tell11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Friday, July 1, 2016
TimeEventLocationMaterials
8:30 - 9:15am EDTSimulation and Visualization of Optimal Geometry - John Sullivan, Technische Universität Berlin11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:30 - 10:15am EDTMathematical CAM Craft: controlling machines not output - Edmund Harriss, University of Arkansas11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:30 - 10:45am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:45 - 11:30am EDTDon’t be so discrete! Continuous methods in mathematical art - Frank Farris, Santa Clara University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:45 - 12:30pm EDTSphere eversions - Arnaud Chéritat, Toulouse Sciences University11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:45 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTVisualizing PML - David Dumas, University of Illinois at Chicago11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 3:45pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:45 - 4:30pm EDTPlanar graphs with convex faces - Rick Kenyon, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall

Lecture Videos

Planar graphs with convex faces

Richard Kenyon
Brown University
July 1, 2016

Visualizing PML II

David Dumas
University of Illinois at Chicago
July 1, 2016

Sphere eversions II

Arnaud Chéritat
Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse
July 1, 2016

Simulation and Visualization of Optimal Geometry II

John Sullivan
Technische Universitat Berlin
July 1, 2016

Animating Mathematics- GIFs Aren't Just for Cat Videos

Clayton Shonkwiler
Colorado State University
June 30, 2016

Visualizing PML I

David Dumas
University of Illinois at Chicago
June 30, 2016

Sphere eversions I

Arnaud Chéritat
Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse
June 30, 2016

Bad proofs of good results

Richard Schwartz
Brown University
June 30, 2016

Simulation and Visualization of Optimal Geometry I

John Sullivan
Technische Universitat Berlin
June 30, 2016

Rhino and Grasshopper Workshop

David Bachman
Pitzer College
June 29, 2016

Rhino and Python Workshop

Henry Segerman
Oklahoma State University
June 29, 2016

Algorithmic patterns for knitting machines

Fabienne Serrière
Knit Yak LLC
June 28, 2016

Laminations and external angles for similarity pairs

Danny Calegari
University of Chicago
June 28, 2016