Ciprian S. Borcea, Ph.D.,Professor of Mathematics and Applied Sciences, Rider University, New Jersey; and [Elizabeth S. and Richard M. Cashin Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 2018-2019] appeared with his colleague Ileana Streinu, Ph.D., on Science for the Public’s Contemporary Science program November 13, 2018.
Dr. Borcea and Dr. Streinu discussed their joint research project for their year as Fellows at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study: especially a book for non-specialists about the geometry underlying structure and motion. This work would explain how geometry determines the limits of structures and motio in animate forms, from protein folding to human movements, and inanimate forms, from crystals to robots. This book will be of great interest and value to a wide audience, from professionals in numerous fields to the curious reader who wants to learn about the fascinating geometric principles of nature.
Video of the Borcea-Streinu November 2018 interview The Geometric Basis of Structure and Motion