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Jerry P. Becker

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Conference Announcement: Leonardo da Vinci + mathematics
Posted: Feb 25, 2014 7:39 PM
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For details of the conference, see


Leonardo da Vinci + mathematics

Meeting about mathematics related to the work of Leonardo da Vinci

Dates: Friday April 4, Saturday April 5, with an
excursion to 'The Last Supper Abbey' on Sunday
April 6.

In parallel, there will be "Workshops 'for all'
(in Dutch)", also on Friday April 4 and Saturday
April 5 2014, and at the same location.

In case you want to participate in the meeting,
hold a talk or set up a workshop, send an e-mail
to: Dirk Huylebrouck -- Huylebrouck@gmail.com

Aarzel niet om in het Nederlands te schrijven indien dit eenvoudiger is.
N'hésitez pas d'écrire en français si c'est plus facile.


Friday April 4: 14 talks.
9h-11h: 4 speakers; 11h-11h30: Coffee break;
11h30-13h: 3 speakers; 13h-14h: Lunch break;
14h-15h30: 3 speakers; 15h30-16: Coffee break; 16h-18h: 4 speakers.
20h-22h: Discussion, in a restaurant during
dinner (with laptop, beamer and screen). Location
to be determined. Yes, this reminds monastery
dinners where Bible readings and discussions were
held during dinner.

Saturday April 5: 14 talks.
9h-11h: 4 speakers; 11h-11h30: Coffee break;
11h30-13h: 3 speakers; 13h-14h: Lunch break;
14h-15h30: 3 speakers; 15h30-16: Coffee break;
16h-18h: 3 speakers, and extra time for 1 more
20h-22h: Discussion, in a restaurant during
dinner (with laptop, beamer and screen). Location
to be determined.

Sunday April 6
11h: Excursion, discussion about the forthcoming conference publication.
Temporary list of speakers who confirmed their
participation, in alphabetical order:
1 Barrallo Javier (Spain): Was Leonardo an engineer?
2 Brecher Ken (USA): Why didn't Leonardo invent the gyroscope? Or did he?
3 Deprez Koen (Belgium): Point of view from an Interior Architect.
4 Fowler Patrick W (Great Britain): The other
Leonardo: molecular realisations of the Fibonacci
5 Gyarmathy Eva (Hungary): Leonardo's ellipse, perspective and translation.
6 Istvan Orosz (Hungary): Leonardo and the anamorphoses.
7 Jablan Slavik (Serbia): Leonardo knots.
8 Janssen Jos (The Netherlands): On Leonardo's
strings: a closer look at the drawings for De
Divina Proportione.
9Janssen Jos (The Netherlands): Off of Leonardo's
strings: the adventures of the Divina Proportione
polyhedra after 1500.
10 Katz, Eugene A. (Israel): Leonardo, Pacioli,
Piero della Francesca, Dürer and Others: in the
Context of Contemporary Fullerene Science.
11 Losa, Gabriele A. (Switzerland): Leonardo's
complex vision about natural and biological
12 Luyten Laurens (Belgium): Two erroneously
shown models for drawings by Leonardo: a bridge
and an Archimedean screw.
13 Marchetti Elena Maria and Rossi Luisa (Italy):
Leonardo and his presence in Milan: mathematical
and engeneering aspects of his production.
14 Nagy Denes (Hungary, Australia): A geometric
reconstruction of Leonardo's Vitruvian man.
15 Nagy Denes (Hungary, Australia): Leonardo, the
"Divine Proportion", the "golden section" and
more (or less).
16 Radovic Ljiljana (Serbia): Calculus exercises
inspired by Leonardo, such as corrections about
his non-parabolic ballistic trajectories.
17 Roelofs Rinus (The Netherlands): Leonardo's
illustrations of regular polyhedra for Luca
Pacioli, and some new regular polyhedra [yes, you
are reading this correctly: 'new regular
polyhedra', it is not a pseudoscientific
announcement, it is true - centuries after
Kepler, Coxeter, Plato, and ... Leonardo].
18 Roelofs Rinus (The Netherlands): Elevations and Stellations.
19Roelofs Rinus (The Netherlands): Leonardo's 'woven' domes.
20 Rutgeerts Johan (Belgium): Leonardo and the unbuildable Galata bridge.
21 Sarhangi Reza (USA): Leonardo and the compass.
22 Sazdanovic Radmila (USA): Hyperbolic tessellations in the style of Leonardo.
23 Tarnai Tibor and Lengyel A. (Hungary): A
Remarkable Structure of Leonardo and a
Higher-Order Infinitesimal Mechanism.
24 Tarnai Tibor (Hungary): Duality between plane trusses and grillages.
25 Tyler Christopher W. (USA): Leonardo's World Map.
26 Wuytack Karel (Belgium): Leonardo and urban planning.

With the participation of:

27 Wade, David (Wales, Cymru); special interest
in Geometry and the Artistic Imagination in the
28 Pauwels, Jos (Antwerp, Belgium); special
interest in Globes, Astronomy and its history.

Organisors: Gudrun Demaeyer (Belgium): workshops.
Dirk Huylebrouck (Belgium): meeting.

Cultural events:

Visit to a Monastry in Tongerlo with an early
16th century replica of Leonardo's Last Supper.

Valery Vermeulen: Music performance generated by
an interactive genetic algorithm inspired by
Leonardo's art.

Perhaps there will be some Leonardo humor.

Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
625 Wham Drive
Mail Code 4610
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610
Phone: (618) 453-4241 [O]
(618) 457-8903 [H]
Fax: (618) 453-4244
E-mail: jbecker@siu.edu

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