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.
MATH+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