Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2014 in Berlin

On May 10 the "Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften" took place at Berlin's universities.

  • Date: 14.05.2014, 12:48

The SFB/TRR 109 "Discretization in Geometry and Dynamics" participated at TU Berlin in the following events:



Projektive Geometrie: Paradoxe, Polaritäten, Perspektiven 

by Charles Gunn

For Information about the talk and projective geometry in general click on one of the images:

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Borromäische Ringe 

by John M. Sullivan

The following short mathematical films were shown during the presentation:

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How to build a flying carpet from glass and steel?

by Dr. Thilo Rörig

We presented different applications of the mathematics to modern free form architecture: The first example was the new roof of the Cours Visconti in the Louvre in Paris designed by Ricciotti & Bellini (see Image). Hidden between two layers of golden metal mesh there is a glass/steel construction that was optimized by interesting mathematical methods. Further we illustrated how conformal maps can be used to map patterns onto free form surfaces for panelization like the roof of the Queen Elizabeth II Great Court of the British Museum in London. Finally we showed how free form surfaces can be approximated by planar and curved panels based on curvature lines on the surface.






We present some card tricks to the visitors. 



Mathematical Games and Puzzles

Nim Game

We introduced the visitors to this mathematical strategic game and showed them how to win with optimal play.



The visitors could try their skills at Tangram puzzles of various levels of difficulty.

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