Would you like to come see some toys?

Speaker: Tadashi Tokieda , University of Cambridge/Radcliffe Institute, Harvard

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

Refreshments: 3:30 PM

Public: Yes

Location: E51-149

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Host: John Bush, MIT

Contact: Erik Demaine, edemaine@csail.mit.edu

Relevant URL: http://www-math.mit.edu/pms/fall13/Tadashi_Tokieda.pdf

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Would you like to come see some toys?

PHYSICAL MATHEMATICS SEMINAR

ABSTRACT:
One of my lines of activity is inventing, collecting, and studying toys --- objects from daily life which can be found or made in minutes, yet which, if played with imaginatively, reveal behaviors so surprising that they intrigue mathematicians and physicists for weeks. I will show and discuss several such toys; some will be known but revisited, some will be original.

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Created by Erik Demaine Email at Monday, December 09, 2013 at 12:06 PM.