DGD in the Momath

Jürgen Richter-Gebert (A03, B01, C01, CaP ) will be talking about symmetries, ornaments and computers in the National Museum of Mathematics (Momath) in June.

  • Date: 06.05.2015, 12:37

For many years, Jürgen Richter-Gebert has been working not only on symmetries of geometric patterns but also on methods to visualize them in a way accessible to a general public and not only for math specialists. One of the results is the award winning app iOrnament, which has been enthusiastically received by users of all ages and abilities.

On June 3, 2015 Jürgen will be talking about this work at the National Museum of Mathematics (Momath) in New York in two sessions within the "Math Encounters" series of public talks. 

Founded in 2008, the MoMath is a mathematical museum with dynamic exhibits and programs to stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity and reveal the wonders of mathematics to people of all ages. These aims also have a central place in Jürgen Richter-Geberts mathematical agenda - already in 2002 he founded the interactive mathematical exhibition ix-quadrat at his home university, the TU München. Since then the ix-quadrat has been giving guided insight into the world of math for more then 250 groups annually, with visitors ranging from pre-schoolers to teachers and beyond.