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Aperiodic

11/07/2024
Starts 05:45 PM to 08:00 PM
Where
Trinity Centre (Fyfe Hall)
Ticket price
Free
Contact number
0117 935 1200
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Aperiodic

Workshop & Performance

Aperiodic patterns are not quite random but never quite repeat either. They have cropped up in art, maths and science for centuries. They have been found in the tiling on ancient Muslim temples and the crystalline microstructure of a meteorite, and they have been explored by intellectual greats from Johannes Kepler to Hao Wang and Roger Penrose.

Here you will be taken across the world and through the ages - from the world of shapes, sums and mathematical abstraction to the lab with experiments and simulations of quasicrystals - to feast your eyes, ears and mind on beautiful ideas using ballet, breakdancing and the pretty fractal patterns of Hofstadter's butterfly.  Think Misty Copeland meets Beat Street, Penrose, graphene and gorgeous ancient middle eastern tiling.

There will also be a workshop before the performance (5:45-6:45) for those who would like to try a ballet and breakdancing approach to maths and physics for themselves – all ages and levels of expertise welcome. Attendance of the performance and participation in the workshop is free but sign up is recommended.

This event is funded by the UKRI/EPSRC

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