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Caron's Wooden Mathematical Objects

Hold Date 2016-04-28 16:30~2016-04-28 17:30

Place IMI Auditorium (W1-D-413), West Zone 1, Ito campus, Kyushu University

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Speaker François Apéry (Université de Haute-Alsace in Mul-house, France)

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016
        16:00 - 16:30 (teatime in the Information Study Room(W1-A-812), 8F, West Zone 1)
        16:30 - 17:30 (IMI Auditorium W1-D-413)

Speaker: François Apéry (Professor Emeritus at the Université de Haute-Alsace in Mul-house, France)

Title: Caron's Wooden Mathematical Objects

From 1880 to 1915 Joseph Caron produced a series of mathematical objects to illustrate the geometry lessons on surfaces by Gaston Darboux at the Ecole Normale Supérieure. More than 150 models are still in the collection of the Poincaré Institute in Paris. We will show the mathematics involved in some selected examples.

The talk will be understandable by undergraduate students.