The Grand Geometry of Nature

September 18, 2012 Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA

Tom Mrowka, Professor of Mathematics and Gigliola Staffilani,Professor of Mathematics, (both) Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professors Tom Mrowka and Gigliola Staffilani explain how an understanding of Nature inevitably depends on mathematics. Forces, processes, patterns --they are all expressed in the unique and universal language of mathematics, and particularly in geometry. These mathematicians decode for a general public the deep aesthetics of these structures, and they explain how mathematics reveals the core of Nature. No need to fear math --it is a whole new way to experience reality.