Amsterdam: IMAGINARY beauty and power of mathematics

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Amsterdam: IMAGINARY beauty and power of mathematics
May. 8, 2023 to May. 26, 2023

Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00, not on 18.05. and 19.05.

MACA, Moving Arts Center Amsterdam|Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 61|Amsterdam|1033 RC|NL

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A co-organisation of Platform Wiskunde Nederland and Platform Wiskunde Vlaanderen, supported by the universities in both countries.

A traveling exhibition in the Netherlands from June 2022 until July 2023, organized by the Dutch Platform for Mathematics, in collaboration with Dutch universities and supported by partner organizations.

This new IMAGINARY exhibition in The Netherlands is organized by the Dutch Platform for Mathematics, in collaboration with Dutch universities and supported by partner organisations. The exhibition runs simultaneously in Flanders, where the Flanders Platform for Mathematics is the driving force.

From June 2022 and throughout the school year 2022-2023 “IMAGINARY: beauty and power of mathematics” can be visited and experienced in 8 cities in the Netherlands. From May 8 to May 26, the interactive math exhibition Imaginary will be hosted at MACA, Moving Arts Center Amsterdam (NDSM wharf). 

There will be free guided tours for school classes and other interested parties at each location.

The exhibition includes numerous top-quality posters, a series of 3D objects, puzzle setups and several interactive apps that visitors can engage with via large touchscreens. Mathematics: surprisingly diverse, appealingly beautiful and stunning applications!

Moreover, to celebrate the exhibition, the Universiteit van Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit are organizing a series of special events (no registration needed):

May 10
Folding afternoon with the Origami Society Netherlands
Origami and the Mathematics of Folding - talk by Guda van Rijn and Henk van der Vorst

May 12 - International Women in Maths Day
Official opening by Eric Opdam (UvA) and Mathisca de Gunst (VU)
The work of Fields medallist Maryna Viasowska
Lehmer’s Dance: performance by Roos van Berkel and talk by Tom Verhoeff
Using Comics to Explain Scientific Concepts - talk by Claudia Flandoli, Illustrator

May 17
Symmetry in Maths and Art - talk by Raf Bocklandt and Rinus Roelofs

May 25
Dynamical Systems and the Climate - talk by Chris Bick and Tamara Happé

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