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