In my research, my co-authors and I create and solve abstract geometric and spatial puzzles. For example, how many translated copies of a polygon can intersect a central one but not each other? How closely can you pack a collection of rectangles that see each other in a proscribed pattern? These puzzles are fun and engaging for us, but because our published papers are technical and specialized, it's challenging to communicate their beauty to our readers. In this project, I would like to learn and apply methods from the art world to bring the experience of mathematical problem solving to a larger community audience.
Thinking Artistically and Mathematically
Liberal Arts Research Collaborative
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