The Math Department organizes an annual event that highlights connections between mathematics and art. 

Below are photos from our most recent event with writer and sculptor Chaim Goodman-Strauss.MATH+ART Workshop Photo Collage: 4 photos of SU faculty & Students who attended the workshop

A good time was had by all! Co-hosted by the Math Department and the University Core, acclaimed writer and math-popularizer Chaim Goodman-Strauss gave his talk, "Flat to Surface." about the human tendency to create precisely controlled objects--clothes, boats, sculpture--from flat materials. A workshop followed during which students and faculty created brightly colored foam sculptures.

Chaim Goodman Strauss received both his BS and PhD in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in 1994 and served as departmental chair from 2008 to 2015. Goodman-Strauss has been fascinated by patterns and mathematical paradoxes for as long as he can remember, becoming a mathematics writer and popularizer. He presented “The Math Factor," a podcast dealing with recreational mathematics. He is particularly active in the Celebration of Mind events. He also co- wrote The Symmetries of Things, an exhaustive and reader accessible overview of the mathematical theory of patterns. 

Previous Events:

MATH+ART - 3 Posters: 2019 Turk, 2022 Ornes & 2022  Goodman-StraussMATH+ART 7: Flat to Surface, Chaim Goodman-Strauss

MATH+ART 6: (2022) How Math Becomes Art, Stephen Ornes

MATH+ART 5: (2019) Costume designer, Rebecca Turk

MATH+ART 4: (2018) Dr. Luke Rawlings, Bellevue College

MATH+ART 3: (2016) Dr. Frank Farris, Santa Clara University

MATH+ART 2: (2015) Dr. Bob Bosch, Oberlin College

MATH+ART 1: (2014) Michael Schultheis