Starting from just a sheet of paper, by folding, stacking, crumpling, sometimes tearing, we will explore a diversity of phenomena, from magic tricks and geometry to elasticity and the traditional 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 grew up as an artist in Japan; studied classical philology in France; learned basic mathematics from Russian collections of problems, then earned a PhD in Mathematics from Princeton. He is now Professor of Mathematics at Stanford. At the root of Tokieda’s unusual career path and varied interests is a deep appreciation for the value of surprise, and he uses toys and table-top demonstrations to illustrate fundamental scientific principles.