Math and the Movies | National Math Festival
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Math and the Movies

Sunday April 18, 2021 from 2:00pm - 2:45pm ET

Who made the ocean flow in “Moana”? Who made the snow swirl in “Frozen”? Mathematicians, that’s who! Come learn about the math behind the magic of modern movie visual effects!

Additional Resources

Due to copyrighted content, this event was not recorded. However, a collection of resources related to Dr. Teran's talk and the Q&A are featured in our More Math! Resources.

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Dr. Joseph Teran

Dr. Joseph Teran is Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Davis. A large component of his work is focused on the simulation of the human body. His work also has applications in movie special effects. He works with Walt Disney Animation applying scientific computing techniques to simulate the dynamics of virtual materials such as skin/soft tissue, water,... Learn more