A world from a sheet of paper - Tadashi Tokieda
Starting from just a sheet of paper, by folding, stacking, crumpling, sometimes tearing, Tadashi will explore a diversity of phenomena, from magic tricks and geometry through elasticity and the traditional Japanese art of origami to medical devices and an ‘h-principle’. Much of the show consists of table-top demonstrations, which you can try later with friends and family.

So, take a sheet of paper. . .

Tadashi Tokieda is a professor of mathematics at Stanford. He grew up as a painter in Japan, became a classical philologist (not to be confused with philosopher) in France and, having earned a PhD in pure mathematics from Princeton, has been an applied mathematician in England and the US; all in all, he has lived in eight countries so far. Tadashi is very active in mathematical outreach, notably with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences. You’ll find him on Numberphile’s YouTube channel.

Please email external-relations@maths.ox.ac.uk to register.

The Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures are generously supported by XTX Markets.
Date: 31 May 2023, 17:00 (Wednesday, 6th week, Trinity 2023)
Venue: Mathematical Institute, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre 1
Speaker: Tadashi Tokieda (Stanford University)
Organising department: Mathematical Institute
Organiser contact email address: lumbard@maths.ox.ac.uk
Host: Dyrol Lumbard (University of Oxford)
Part of: Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures
Booking required?: Required
Booking email: external-relations@maths.ox.ac.uk
Cost: n/a
Audience: Public
Editor: Dyrol Lumbard