52 KAM Mathematical Colloquium
Prof. Michele Emmer
Universit\`a degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
MATHEMATICS AND CULTURE
January 13, 2005
Italský kulturní institut,
In the last years there have been a great interest for mathematics in
cinema, literature, theatre. It is a phenomenon of great interest. In 1997
the international congresses of Venice have started. Writers, filmakers,
architects, art historians, mathematicians, biologsts have been involved in
the project. Springer-Verlag has founded a series of books by the same
title. The lecture will focus on all these aspects.
MATHLAND: FROM TOPOLOGY TO VIRTUAL ARCHITECTURE
January 14, 2005
Lecture hall S6
The idea of space in architecture has changed drammatically in the last
decades. The word "mutation", the word "transformation" are the keys to
understand modern architecture. The last Biennale of Architecture in Venice
was entitled "Metamorphos". The lecture will be on the influence of
mathematics, topology and computer graphics on the architecture of today.