Join Professor John D Barrow to explore a range of links between mathematics and some of the arts: identify Dali's use of 4-d geometry, ask if fractals distinguish abstract art works, plan the subterranean Tunnel of Eupalinos in 520BC, find the best place to view a statue, and calculate the distance to the horizon. We will discover how smooth curves informed architecture, the creation of text fonts, and Henry Moore's stringed sculptures. Finally, we look at the beginnings of the probabilistic analysis of literary texts.
The event is free but admission is by ticket only: online ticket booking will open at the beginning of February.
This event forms part of the 2015 Cambridge Science Festival.