Like maths? Want more? Join us for the first in a series of evening talks designed to show off bits of maths that you won’t see in lectures – no special knowledge required!
This week we have two excellent speakers from the School of Mathematics. Join us from 6pm – 7pm, Mott Lecture Theatre, School of Physics.
Escher and the Droste effect – Dan Fretwell
M. C. Escher was a very famous 20th Century artist who, despite having no formal training in mathematics, was able to create intricate drawings of complicated geometrical phenomena. One of Escher’s main interests was the notion of self-similarity, something which can be observed in his well-known work, “Print Gallery”. Unfortunately this work was left unfinished by Escher…and remained so until recently!
Dobbly Disappointing – Scott Harper
I’ll explain how a classical question of Euler, front page news and how to design experiments all stem from asking a seemingly innocent question about a card game.