Dr. George Hart
The Bridges Organization & Making Math Visible
Whether he is slicing a bagel into two linked halves or leading hundreds of participants in a barn-raising for an intricate geometric sculpture, Dr. George Hart always finds an original way to share the beauty of mathematical thinking. An interdepartmental research professor at Stony Brook University, he holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. Hart is an organizer of the annual conference, Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science and the editor for sculpture for the Journal of Mathematics and the Arts. His research explores innovative ways to use computer technology in the design and fabrication of his artwork, which has been exhibited widely around the world. Hart co-founded the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City and developed its initial set of hands-on exhibits. He makes videos that show the fun and creative sides of mathematics. Learn more at Making Math Visible (opens new window) or georgehart.com (opens new window).
2017 Festival: Making Math Visible
Dr. Hart shared a series of beautiful mathematical objects you can construct for yourself. Each illustrates interesting aspects of logical and geometric thinking. Assemble them all together to create your own personal museum of mathematics.