Title

With new technology, mathematicians turn numbers into art

Document Type

Other

Publication Date

4-4-2017

Publisher

The Conversation US, Inc.

Abstract

Once upon a time, mathematicians imagined their job was to discover new mathematics and then let others explain it.

Today, digital tools like 3-D printing, animation and virtual reality are more affordable than ever, allowing mathematicians to investigate and illustrate their work at the same time. Instead of drawing a complicated surface on a chalkboard, we can now hand students a physical model to feel or invite them to fly over it in virtual reality.

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