Session:Wondrous Mathematics: The curious world of fourdimensional geometry
Description  You couldn't tie your shoelaces if we lived in four dimensions! And spheres would be much smaller and spikier. We'll take you on a visual tour of these and other curious phenomena unfolding in four dimensions. 

Website(s)  
Type  Talk 
Kids session  No 
Keyword(s)  science 
Tags  mathematics, fourdimensions 
Processing assembly  Assembly:Curry Club Augsburg 
Person organizing  Iblech, MatthiasHu 
Language  en  English 
Other sessions...

(Click here to refresh this page.)
Starts at  2019/12/30 00:30 

Ends at  2019/12/30 01:20 
Duration  50 minutes 
Location  Room:Lecture room 11 
The space we live in is threedimensional. But mathematically, four dimensions can be just as easily defined as three dimensions. In the talk, we'll give an accessible introduction to fourdimensional thinking. We'll discuss how to imagine four dimensions, see examples of beautiful fourdimensional shapes, learn how to glue threedimensional forms to fourdimensional ones and discover what's special about four dimensions. We'll also explore a fourdimensional labyrinth.
There's some chance that you'll leave the talk with a new favourite platonic solid.
The talk doesn't require any mathematical prerequisites. Exactly two formulas will appear. There will be pretty pictures. Bring your kids (age 12 and above), if they understand English! If you have seen the installment of this talk at the 33c3, then skip this talk, there is very little new material.