2017 Festival: Dr. George Hart, Bridges Organization

Dr. George Hart, Bridges Organization

Dr. George HartThe Mathematical Sciences Research Institute welcomes Dr. George Hart of the Bridges Organization back to the 2017 Festival!

Whether he is slicing a bagel into two linked halves or leading hundreds of participants in a barn-raising for an intricate geometric sculpture, Dr. George Hart always finds an original way to share the beauty of mathematical thinking. An interdepartmental research professor at Stony Brook University, he holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. Hart is an organizer of the annual conference, Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science and the editor for sculpture for the Journal of Mathematics and the Arts. His research explores innovative ways to use computer technology in the design and fabrication of his artwork, which has been exhibited widely around the world. Hart co-founded the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City and developed its initial set of hands-on exhibits. He makes videos that show the fun and creative sides of mathematics. Learn more at Making Math Visible or georgehart.com.

Making Math Visible

Dr. Hart will show you a series of beautiful mathematical objects you can construct for yourself. Each illustrates interesting aspects of logical and geometric thinking. Assemble them all together to create your own personal museum of mathematics.

Geometric Sculpture Assembly

Join mathematical artist Dr. George Hart to assemble a giant geometric sculpture that illustrates some fun and creative aspects of mathematics.

Curator’s Tour — Math Art Exhibit

Take a tour with the curator of artworks selected to show a wide range of media and mathematical ideas. Don’t miss this chance to see prints, sculpture, fiber arts, 3D prints, carved stone, and ceramics by some of the most creative math-inspired artists in the world.