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University of Alberta, Edmonton
Thu 18 Aug 2016, 4:00pm SPECIAL
ESB 2012
Making Mathematics with needle and thread: Quilts as Mathematical Objects
ESB 2012
Thu 18 Aug 2016, 4:00pm-5:00pm

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The connection between textiles and mathematics is intimate but not often explored, possibly because
textiles and fiber arts have traditionally been the domain of women while mathematics was viewed as a
male endeavour. How times have changed! Today, textiles and mathematics, like art and science, are
recognized for their interwoven, complimentary attributes. In this presentation, mathematics professor
Gerda de Vries will examine the connection between textiles and mathematics, in the context of both
traditional and contemporary quilts. In a sense, every quilt is a mathematical object, by virtue of
the fact that it has shape and dimension. But some quilts are more mathematical than others, and in
very different ways. She will show how mathematical concepts such as symmetry, fractals, and
algorithmic design show up in the world of quilting through serendipitous and intentional design.
 
This lecture is for a general audience. A background in mathematics is not needed, nor the ability to
sew!
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Tue 6 Sep 2016, 9:00am SPECIAL
MATX 1102
Qualifying Exams - Analysis
MATX 1102
Tue 6 Sep 2016, 9:00am-12:00pm

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For more information on Qualifying Exams, please visit http://www.math.ubc.ca/Grad/QualifyingExams/index.shtml
Lunch will be provided in  MATX 1101 for students writing the Analysis exam.
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Tue 6 Sep 2016, 1:00pm SPECIAL
MATX 1102
Qualifying Exams - Algebra
MATX 1102
Tue 6 Sep 2016, 1:00pm-4:00pm

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Tue 6 Sep 2016, 1:00pm SPECIAL
MATX 1102
Qualifying Exams - Differential Equations
MATX 1102
Tue 6 Sep 2016, 1:00pm-4:00pm

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For more info, please visit http://www.math.ubc.ca/Grad/QualifyingExams/index.shtml
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