Café Scientifique
  • (一) 07-10-2013 7:30 PM - 1 小时 30 分




What do Greek temples, cathedral windows, Maori designs, Persian carpets, Japanese wallpaper, classical poetry, the music of Bach and theworks of Leonardo da Vinci, Escher and Andy Warhol have in common? It might surprise you to know that the answer is maths!
For this beautifully illustrated Café Scientifique, Professor Felipe Cucker will explain how artistic creation is frequently governed by mathematic principles.
Felipe Cucker is Chair Professor of Mathematics at the City University of Hong Kong. 
His research covers a variety of subjects including semi-algebraic geometry, computer algebra, complexity, emergence in decentralized systems (in particular, emergence of languages and flocking), learning theory, and foundational aspects of numerical analysis. He serves on the editorial board of several journals and is Managing Editor of the journal Foundations of Computational Mathematics, published by the society of the same name. His book "Manifold Mirrors" (Cambridge University Press, 2013) explores the relations between art and mathematics.
We have a new and exciting venue for our Café this month - the Fringe Club in Central.
In addition, in an effort to alleviate the capacity problems we experienced last month, we have implemented (on a trial basis), Eventbrite, anadvance ticketing system for this Café. In order to attend the Café, you MUST reserve a ticket here. Please register for a ticket and bring the ticket with you to the Café. Tickets remain free of charge.
If/when tickets sell out, you may choose to be placed on the WAITLIST (again via the Eventbrite website) and you will be notified if a ticket becomes available. If you reserve a ticket and find that you cannot attend the Café, please CANCEL your ticket as described here so that a person on the waitlist may attend the Café in your place.
Thank you for your cooperation.
About Café Scientifique
Café Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. They are run in over 30 countries around the world.
Cafés start with a short talk (usually 20 minutes) by the speaker, to introduce the topic. After that there is a break, to allow glasses to be refilled, followed by an hour or so of questions and answers and general discussion. The talks cover a wide range of topics relating to science - everything from Astronomy to Zoology. They are jargon-free, accessible to all, and extremely interesting!
Café Scientifique is a not-for-profit organisation and the talks are free and open to the public. Speakers are not paid, but a hat is passed around on the night for voluntary contributions towards their travel expenses and a well-earned drink.
When: Monday 7th October 2013. 7pm doors open, 7.30-9.00pm talk followed by discussion. 
Where: The Dairy at The Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
Cost: FREE
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