Day by day program / June, 2011



Creativity in Mathematics and the Arts

Do mathematics have a unique place within scientific disciplines, as music does within artistic practices?

Starting from the mathematics/music relationship, this final round-table will raise the issue of the connections between art and science.

11am-1pm Round-Table Discussion

  • Palais de la découverte, Salle de conférences

With Jean-Paul Allouche, mathematician | Claude Bruter, mathematician and president of the ESMA | Yves Hellegouarch, mathematician | Tom Johnson, composer | Jean-Marc Lévy-Leblond, physicist and author | Jacques Mandelbrojt, painter and theoretical physicist | Jean-Claude Risset, physicist and composer

Session led by Moreno Andreatta (researcher IRCAM/CNRS and vice president of the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music).

3pm-6pm Visit

  • Palais de la découverte

Guided tour of the  Mathématiques et Arts exhibit designed by the ESMA and the installations of interactive stations on the theme of Mathematics/Music by Thomas Noll (mathematician, ESMuC), Martin Carlé (musicologist and computer scientist), Gilles Baroin (University of Toulouse), Jérémie Garcia (IRCAM/In Situ, University Paris-XI), and Benjamin Lévy (IRCAM/University Paris VI, to be confirmed).

© Thomas Banchoff, Pendulum Tori
Thomas Banchoff, mathematician, works on the visualization of objects and phenomena in three and four dimensions. The name Pendulum Tori owes to the fact that these tori can be used with the representation of the physical system known as "double pendulum": it consists of a second pendulum placed and balancing itself at the end of a first pendulum.

Saturday, June 18, 2011, Palais de la découverte