Well-presented film about conformal maps and their applications in geodesy, computer graphics, and architecture
Winner of Berlin Short Film Festival 2015
Mathematical Film addressed at everybody interested in mathematics
Multilingual version – English, French, German, Italian and Russian
Part of the book series: Springer VideoMATH (VIDEOMATH)
About this book
How can you make good flat maps of the round earth? Our story begins with Mercator's world map of 1569, the first angle-preserving (or conformal) world map. His idea fell on fruitful soil, from which a new branch of mathematics has developed. This movie shows some of the highlights of this development, yielding a series of elegant visual forms which arise as conformal maps on a variety of surfaces in 2- and 3-D. Featuring non-technical language, a simple aesthetic, compelling animation, and an original score, the movie builds an accessible bridge from everyday experience to a beautiful but little-known mathematical theory that continues to bear technological fruit today in fields such as computer graphics and architecture.
- conformal maps
- mathematical video
- winner of Berlin Short Film Festival 2015
Authors and Affiliations
Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Alexander I. Bobenko
Institute of Mathematics, Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
About the authors
Alexander I. Bobenko is a professor of Mathematics at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. His fields of interest include geometry, mathematical physics and applications - in particular differential geometry, discrete differential geometry, integrable systems, Riemann surfaces, and geometry processing.
Charles G. Gunn's creative activities combine - in varying proportions - mathematical research, 3D graphics, software development, teaching, and movie-making. He lives near Berlin with his family.
Book Title: conform!
Authors: Alexander I. Bobenko, Charles Gunn
Series Title: Springer VideoMATH
Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg
Copyright Information: The Author(s) 2018
Series ISSN: 1613-1053
Edition Number: 1
Additional Information: DVD-Video NTSC, 15 minutes
Topics: Data and Information Visualization, Computer Graphics