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From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes, 1/24/2009, 11:00 am

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    Reminder from: FingerLakesPaperfolders Yahoo! Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FingerLakesPaperfolders/cal From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes Saturday
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      Reminder from: FingerLakesPaperfolders Yahoo! Group
       
      Title: From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes
       
      Date: Saturday January 24, 2009
      Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Location: Statler Auditorium, Cornell University
      Street: 130 Statler Drive
      City State Zip: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901 Map
      Phone: (607) 280-2727
      Notes: The last decade of the 20th century has seen a revolution in the development and application of mathematical techniques to origami, the centuries-old Japanese art of paper-folding. As often happens theory originally developed for its own sake has led to some surprising practical applications, from safer airbags to gargantuan space telescopes. Physicist Robert J. Lang is one of the world’s leading masters of origami, and a pioneer in the marriage of origami with mathematics with designs of great detail, complexity and realism

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