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 speaker. 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 series. 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 realms. 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 Renaissance. 28 Pauwels, Jos (Antwerp, Belgium); special interest in Globes, Astronomy and its history.