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Dimensions

a film

by

Étienne Ghys, Jos Leys and Aurélien Alvarez

May 26, 2015
5:00 pm
Bailey Hall 207

Refreshments will be served in Bailey Hall 204 4:45pm


Abstract:

Physicists tell us that we live in a 4-dimensional space-time continuum. But how can our 3-diminutional minds imagine a four (or higher) dimensional space? This film, inspired by ideas from ancient and modern mathematicians, as well as works of artists and writers, uses computer graphics to help us achieve this goal!

"Dimensions" is a collaborative project done by of Étienne Ghys, a mathematician from École Normale Supérieure in Lyon, Jos Leys, an engineer turned computer graphics enthusiast, and Aurélien Alvarez, a graduate student also from École Normale Supérieure in Lyon. We are going to watch the first half of this 2-hour film together. The second part of the film, which touches on deeper aspects of the topic, is available online in 8 different languages and with subtitles in more than 20 languages. See http://www.dimensions-math.org.


For additional information, send e-mail to math@union.edu or call (518) 388-6246.
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