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Artist mathematician to speak on geometric sculpture
(Bethlehem, Pa.)—Sculptor, mathematician, engineer, researcher, writer, computer scientist, and educator George Hart has rescheduled his workshop at Moravian College for Friday, April 30 from 1:30- 4:00 p.m. in studios 8 and 9 on the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus. His presentation, entitled “The Geometric Sculpture of George Hart,” will focus on his geometric sculpture, which has won numerous awards including a New York State Council for the Arts Individual Artist’s Award. The talk is open to the public and admission is free.
Hart received a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT (1977), a M.A. in Linguistics from Indiana University (1979), and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT (1987). He has worked at the MIT Lincoln Library and MIT Energy Laboratory as a computer scientist. He taught for eight years as a professor at Columbia University and briefly at Hofstra University. Dr. Hart is currently a research professor in the Department of Computer Science at SUNY Stony Brook.
Hart has written extensively on mathematical applications in sculpture and other related fields. He is the author of over sixty scholarly articles, papers, and technical reports. His online Encyclopedia of Polyhedra provides a substantial reference, which is used by students and researchers around the world. His groundbreaking Multidimensional Analysis text gives fresh insight into the structure of linear algebra, and his Zome Geometry book takes the reader on a hands-on tour of the structures possible in three-dimensional space. He is currently writing a book on the history of geometry in art.
In addition to his written publications, Dr. Hart has also conducted mathematical research on polyhedral structures and algorithms for producing them. He has classified, analyzed, and produced algorithms for generating various new classes of polyhedra, and has developed a practical computer algorithm for interactively generating a wide range of beautiful, never-before-seen, symmetric polyhedra. In past work, he developed methods for efficiently monitoring electrical loads, on which he holds several patents.
For more information, please contact Dr. Gordon Williams at 610-861-1373 or Dr. Gerard Maynard at 610-861-1652.