Centre for Theoretical Chemistry and Physics
at Massey University (Albany Campus), New Zealand

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Public Lecture

Sensual Mathematics

Designed by Taneli Luotoniemi

Professor Kirsi Peltonen
Refreshments from 6:30 pm in Massey Business School Room 2.15.
The lecture begins at 7:00 pm in the Massey Business School Auditorium.

This is a talk for the general public and academic audience interested in possibilities for enhancing interaction between contemporary mathematics and arts. What are the needs for this dialogue in different levels of education, research and broader in the society? Recent multidisciplinary activities challenging the traditions and communication of mathematics and arts at Aalto University in Finland have given a new type of platform to share the beauty of mathematics systematically and open accessible layers to a useful interplay. Many outcomes and byproducts of our up-to-date experiments are perfect for applications in digital technologies such as programming, CAD, 3D printing, virtual- and augmented reality. Some scenarios for the future development are presented.

Kirsi Peltonen is a Finnish mathematician whose research interests include differential geometry and the connections between mathematics and art. She is a Senior University Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis at Aalto University and a docent at the University of Helsinki. Her work has included the design of an innovative interdisciplinary course on mathematics, art, and architecture, the creation of a major exhibit at the Heureka Science Center near Helsinki, and presentations on mathematics at Finnish schools.

In 2015, Peltonen was the inaugural lecturer for a series of lectures titled Women in Mathematics in Finland and sponsored by European Women in Mathematics. In 2018 the Finnish Mathematics Society awarded their annual mathematics prize to her, for her work on mathematics and art.

(Extracted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirsi_Peltonen)

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