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University of South FloridaKnotting Mathematics and Art: Conference in Low Dimensional Topology and Mathematical Art

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University of South Florida
Nov. 1-4, 2007

Mathematics and Art are fundamental parameters of human consciousness and indispensable tools or the seeing the invisible and knowing the intangible. As languages they give expression to the beauty of abstraction and to the complexity of reality. It is in their collaboration and connection we see the magic of interdisciplinary study.

With this in mind, the department of Mathematics and Statistics, USF, Osaka City University Advanced Mathematical Institute and JohnSimsProjects, proudly presents a unique conference that interweaves the discipline of research mathematics and mathematical art through a schedule of lectures, workshops and exhibitions.

The conference slated November 1-4, 2007 opens with the Nagle Lecture by John H. Conway from Princeton University on November 1st. Plenary lectures will also feature Thomas Banchoff, Brent Collins, Charles Frohman, J. Scott Carter, Seiichi Kamada, Mikhail Khovanov, Yasutaka Nakanishi, Ivars Peterson, Tony Robbin, and Carlo Sequin, and other noted mathematicians and artists. A series of exhibitions created for the conference, called Rhythm of Structure: Beyond the Mathematics, curated by John Sims will be hosted at Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa, Center Gallery and Oliver Gallery on USF Tampa campus. The exhibitions will include mathematical art and visual mathematics by Thomas Banchoff, Brent Collins, John H. Conway, Helaman Ferguson, Bathesheba Grossman, George Hart, Charles O. Perry, Tony Robbin, Carlo Sequin, John Sims, Chaim Goodman-Strauss.


The organizers would like to thank Beverly DeVine-Hoffmeyer for huge amount of paperwork, Barbara Muffly for numerous phone-calls and contacts for room/hotel/equipment arrangements, Peter George for designing and maintaining this web site, Shuko Saito for managing the registration desk, Mile Krajcevski and Gregory McColm for helping with transportation of the participants during the conference, graduate students Hari Adhikari, Angela Angeleska, Sarah Bleiler, Egor Dolzhenko, Boubakari Ibrahimou, Enver Karadayi, Tilahun Muche for tech support, transportation, carrying tables and all sorts of hard work that made this conference possible.

Finally we would like to thank the office manager Frances Johnston of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for overseeing all paperwork, and the Department Chair Dr. Marcus McWaters and Dean John Skvoretz of College of Arts and Sciences for moral and financial support.