An Introduction to Kirigami: Cutting, Folding, and Building with Triangles

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 18:00 - 19:00
FeaturingVicki and William Abrams Professor of the Natural Sciences Randall Kamien; Professor Shu Yang; Xingting Gong, C'15; Daniel Sussman; Toen Castle; and Michael Tanis, members of a research team from the Departments of Physics and Astronomy and Materials Science and Engineering

The team will explain how the mathematical rules they’ve outlined for this technique shows how to make all sorts of 3D structures from 2D designs. Attendees will also have a chance to try making their own kirigami creations.  It's an evening of engaging, stimulating conversation, with a Q&A session following each talk.

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