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Mathematics Lecture Series

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:45 am
by staing

Mathematics Lecture Series, Fall 2012
Fresno State

Dr. Oscar Vega
California State University, Fresno

"The mathematics of M.C. Escher"

Friday, August 31, 2012
from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Science 145



There are only a handful of artists that are admired by the vast majority of math people. There is only one that has been `stolen' from the art world and considered property of the mathematical community: M.C. Escher. The art of Escher plays with our minds by bending the standard rules of space, by showing us objects while hiding others, and by presenting strange worlds, where things do not quite work the same way our `real' world works. In this talk you will learn bibliographical facts about Escher, and see some of the artwork that made him so admired by people like H.S.M. Coxeter and Roger Penrose (mutual admiration, really). We will also discuss some of the underlying math structure in his works.

For further information, please contact Dr. Tamas Forgacs at (559) 278-4907 or e-mail tforgacs@csufresno.edu.