April 20, 2022

Dear Math Across Campus Community,

We are delighted to have our first in-person MAC talk in 2 years, given by the amazing Tadashi Tokieda from Stanford University, at 3:30pm on Friday, 4/22, in PAA 110. Please circulate this email and the attached poster widely to your networks!

Title: A world from a sheet of paper

Starting from just a sheet of paper, by folding, stacking, crumpling, sometimes tearing, we will explore a variety of phenomena, from magic tricks and geometry to elasticity and the traditional Japanese art of origami. Much of the show consists of table-top demos, which you can try later with friends and family.

So, take a sheet of paper . . .

Tadashi Tokieda is a professor of mathematics at Stanford University. Previously he was the Director of Studies in Mathematics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He is also very active in inventing, collecting, and studying toys that uniquely reveal and explore real-world surprises of mathematics and physics. Professor Tokieda started as a painter, and then became a classical philologist, before switching to mathematics.


Note that Professor Tokieda is also presenting the Boeing Distinguished Colloquium in Applied Mathematics on Thursday, 4/21, at 4pm in Smith 205.