Imagine Math 7

Between Culture and Mathematics

  • Michele Emmer
  • Marco Abate

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Homage to Bauhaus

  3. Fields Medals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Elisabetta Strickland
      Pages 33-43
  4. Mathematics and Cinema

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Alice Plutino, Alessandro Rizzi
      Pages 73-87
    3. Serena Bellotti, Giulia Bottaro, Alice Plutino, Michele Valsesia
      Pages 89-104
    4. Michele Emmer
      Pages 105-113
  5. Mathematics and Origami

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Marco Abate
      Pages 117-133
  6. Mathematics and Art

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Maddalena Mazzocut-Mis, Andrea Visconti, Hooman Tahayori, Michela Ceria
      Pages 167-187
    3. Alberto Saracco
      Pages 189-210
  7. Mathematics and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Tullia Iori
      Pages 213-230
    3. Elena Marchetti, Luisa Rossi Costa
      Pages 231-246
    4. Enrico Perano, Marco Codegone
      Pages 247-262
  8. Mathematics and Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Jean-Marc Lévy-Leblond
      Pages 265-276
  9. Mathematics and …

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Gian Marco Todesco
      Pages 279-295
  10. Mathematicians

  11. Mathematics and Literature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381
    2. Elena Toscano, Maria Alessandra Vaccaro
      Pages 383-408
  12. Visual Mathematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 409-409
    2. Claire Bardainne, Adrien Mondot
      Pages 423-433
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 435-471

About this book


Imagine mathematics, imagine with the help of mathematics, imagine new worlds, new geometries, new forms. Imagine building mathematical models that make it possible to manage our world better, imagine solving great problems, imagine new problems never before thought of, imagine combining music, art, poetry, literature, architecture, theatre and cinema with mathematics. Imagine the unpredictable and sometimes counterintuitive applications of mathematics in all areas of human endeavour.

This seventh volume starts with a homage to the Italian artist Mimmo Paladino who created exclusively for the Venice Conference 2019 ten original and unique works of art paper dedicated to the themes of the meeting. A large section is dedicated to the most recent Fields Medals including a Homage to Maryam Mirzakhani including a presentation of the exhibition on soap bubbles in art and science that took place in 2019. A section is dedicated to cinema and theatre including the performances by Claire Bardainne & Adrien Mondot. A part of the conference focused on the community of mathematicians, their role in literature and even in politics with the extraordinary example of Antanas Mockus Major of Bogotá. Mathematics in the constructions of bridges, in particular in Italy in the Sixties was presented by Tullia Iori. A very particular contribution on Origami by a mathematician, Marco Abate and an artist, Alessandro Beber. And many other topics. As usual the topics are treated in a way that is rigorous but captivating, detailed and full of evocations. This is an all-embracing look at the world of mathematics and culture.

This work is addressed to all those who have an interest in Mathematics.


Applications of Mathematics Art Cinema Culture Architecture Literature

Editors and affiliations

  • Michele Emmer
    • 1
  • Marco Abate
    • 2
  1. 1.IVSLA – Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed ArtiRomaItaly
  2. 2.Mathematics DepartmentUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

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