Bridges 2012 conference links math, art

July 3rd, 2012

Alice Major will be part of the Bridges 2012 conference – Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture. She is one of nine poets who will take part in the conference’s poetry section, which is oordinated by Sarah Glaz, professor of mathematics at the University of Connecticut and poets. Alice will also present a paper on translation symmetry in poetry.

Bridges is the largest mathematics and art interdisciplinary conference in the world and it has traveled to cities in North America and Europe. This year, it takes place at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. During the conference, practicing mathematicians, scientists, artists, educators, musicians, writers, computer scientists, sculptures, dancers, weavers, and model builders come together in a lively atmosphere of mutual exchange and encouragement.

The program includes displays of visual art, working sessions with practitioners and artists who are crossing mathematics/arts boundaries, and evening musical or theatrical events. Alice’s paper will also appear in the conference proceedings—a resource book of the papers and visual presentations given at the meeting.

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