2011. November 13. Sunday

3rd International Experience Workshop at the Kaposvár University (Hungary)

December 1-2., 2011
Kaposvár, Guba Sándor street 40., Hungary


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Robert Fethauer Robert Fethauer formák

Special guest:
Robert FATHAUER (USA), a mathematician and artist, the chief curator of the exhibitions of The Bridges Organization.

The Experience Workshop Movement for the Experience-Centered Education of Mathematics visits the Kaposvár University for the third time. Secondary school and high school students of Kaposvár city (Hungary) and students of the Grammar School Petra Preradovića, Virovitica (Croatia) are coming together to experience that the connections between mathematics and the arts is a source of discoveries, inspiration and creativity.

 
REGISTER IN E-MAIL:

Registration deadline: 28th November, 2011.
Admission is FREE to ALL EVENTS of the Experience Workshop, but the number of participants is limited. Please indicate your intention of attendance as soon as possible.
Send an e-mail to the following address with the number and age-group of the participants along with the name of the group leader:
jelentkezes@elmenymuhely.hu

 
PROGRAM INFORMATION:

Dr. Eleonóra Stettner
Head of Department of Mathematics and Physics, Kaposvár University
e-mail
Phone: +36 30 460 6693

 
ON SITE REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION CENTER:

Kaposvár University, main reception area

 
PROGRAM

 
1st of December, 2011. Thursday

13.30-15.30 MATHEMATICS COMPETITION
With the participation of the students of Petra Preradovića High School (Virovotica, Croatia) and the students of Táncsics Mihály High School (Kaposvár, Hungary).

University Main Building, Hall

 
16.00 The Experience BRIDGES Travelling Gallery Presents:
ROBERT FATHAUER’S (USA) MATH-ART EXHIBIT AT THE KAPOSVÁR UNIVERSITY
OPENING AND WORKSHOP
Curators: Kristóf Fenyvesi and Ildikó Szabó (Experience Workshop)

Robert Fethauer Robert Fethauer formák

The art exhibit provides a survey of the artwork of Robert Fathauer from 1993 to 2011. His work is inspired by mathematics. The earliest works in the exhibit are Escher-like tessellations hand printed using silk-screen techniques. Some of his tessellation artworks are fractal in character and were created with the aid of a computer. There are other fractals in the exhibit as well, from a fractal self portrait to complex knots created using fractal techniques to fractal trees created using photographic building blocks.
Robert Fathauer received the Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Denver in 1982 with a double major in Physics and Mathematics. In 1987, he received a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Electrical Engineering. From 1987 to 1994 he worked as a research scientist at the NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His interest in the work of M.C. Escher led him to design his own Escher-like tessellations and create art prints from them starting in the early 1990’s. In 1993 he started a business called Tessellations that specializes in puzzles and other products that combine mathematics and art. Over time, his artistic interests have expanded to include fractals and knots. He has written articles on Escher-like tessellations, fractal tessellations, and fractal knots, and his books include Designing and Drawing Tessellations and Fractal Trees.

The exhibition is open:

December 1, 2011: 8 AM – 6 PM
December 2, 2011: 8 AM – 4 PM

 
2nd of December, 2011, Friday

Auditorium
08.30 OPENING
The Experience Workshop is opened by Mihály Hepp President of the Croatian Minority Self-Government, Dr. László Balogh Dean of The Faculty of Economic Science, Kaposvár University, Dr. Eleonóra Stettner (Kaposvár University), head of Department of Mathematics and Physics, the professional leader of the Cross-Border Science Project, Ivana Bešir the headmaster of the Petra Preradovića High School (Virovitica, Croatia) and Ildikó Szabó (ANK-Pécs, Hungary) maths-physics teacher and the professional leader of the Experience Workshop.

 

Auditorium
OPENING PRESENTATION
08.40-09.30 Puzzles and Art Based on Tessellations and Fractals (in English, Hungarian translation)
Robert Fathauer (USA) mathematician

There are many examples of tessellations in manmade objects and in nature. The Dutch artist M.C. Escher created tessellations in which the individual tiles are recognizable motifs such as lizards and birds. Designs of this sort can be used in artworks and also as a basis for puzzles. The non-repeating Penrose tiles are particularly interesting and allow an endless number of different patterns. Fractals are another type of mathematical structure that is found in nature. Tessellations and fractals can be combined to create unique and beautiful designs. Fractal concepts can also be applied to create intricate knots possessing self similarity. They can also be used to create a wide variety of trees, where the mathematical rules employed determine the shape of the tree.

 

09.40-11.10 PARALLEL WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENT AND TEACHERS

 

Workshop #1.:
ASSEMBLE-IT! ZOMETOOL QUASICRYSTAL WORKSHOP To THE HONOUR OF DANIEL SHECHTMAN, THE 2011 CHEMISTRY NOBEL PRIZE LAUREATE
by Ildikó Szabó (ANK-Pécs, Hungary), maths-physics teacher and the professional leader of the Experience Workshop, dr. Eleonóra Stettner (Kaposvár University), and dr. László Vörös (University of Pécs, Hungary) mathematicians

Daniel Shechtman

Daniel Shechtman (Nobel Prize in chemistry, 2011)
with the earlier version of Zometool, the Zometoy.

Number of participants: 40 students.

 

Workshop #2.:
SQUIDS AND RAYS: GianTile WORKSHOP (in English, Hungarian translation)
by Robert Fathauer (USA) mathematician

Halak és ráják

In the workshop, students will explore tessellations using two different shapes of tiles, squids and rays. They will learn what a vertex is and how vertices can be used to characterize a set of tiles. They will build the different types of vertices allowed by the squids-and-rays tiles. They will also learn the different types of symmetry possible in tessellations and construct squid-and-ray tilings with each type of symmetry. Large tessellations with five-fold rotational symmetry will also be built.

Number of participants: 30 students.

 

Workshop #3.:
MATHEMATICS, ARTS AND GEOGEBRA (in Croatian, Hungarian translation)
by Jasminka Viljevac, teacher of the Petar Preradović High School (Virovitica, Croatia)

Geometrical and numerical exercises will be solved by different method: calculation, measuring and using the Geogebra program. The Christmass Tree of the Kaposvár University will be decorated using the result of the solved exercises.

Number of participants: 30 students.

 

Workshop #4.:
POLIUNIVERSE WORKSHOP
Workshop leader: János Saxon Szász, artist, inventor and Zsuzsa Dárdai art critic

Kirakó játék

Number of participants: 25 students.

 

Workshop #5.:
GIVE A HUNGARIAN INVENTION AS A GIFT! HUNGARIAN MASTERS, FOLLOWERS AND INVENTIONS – QUIZ CONTEST
by László Pálffy mathematician
Number of participants: 30 students.

 

Workshop #6.:
WELCOME TO THE LOOP: THE ULTIMATE MÖBIUS EXPERIENCE AT THE KAPOSVÁR UNIVERSITY!
Workshop leader: Klaudia Kozma artist, student of the University of Applied Arts of Vienna and Dr. György Darvas, symmetry-researcher, the director of Symmetrion

Klaudia Kozma from the University of Applied Arts of Vienna invite You into the paradox world of Doctor Möbius. Explore the strange reality of the one-sided surface, the Möbius strip. Twist it & bend it & even take a trip into the LOOP!

Óriás möbiusz

Number of participants: 20 students.

 

Workshop #7.:
THE VASARELY PLAYHOUSE: LOOK AND COMBINE! (in English, Hungarian translation)
by Slavik Jablan mathematician at The Mathematical Institute, Belgrade, the founder and the editor of the electronic journal Visual Mathematics

Open publication – Free publishingMore Slavik Jablan

Many of Victor Vasarely’s (1906-1997) works are based on the modularity and construction of different visual objects from prefabricated basic elements. In this workshop we would like to illustrate a few of Vasarely’s main visual concepts: the use of transparent elements in sculpture, the recombination of tiles for obtaining different patterns and the use of Op-art effects. For this we propose three constructions: production of a hypercube from a transparent hypercube net, 3D transparent Op-cubes by folding and gluing printed transparent elements, and an Op-tile game. Participants can thus explore the mathematical dimensions of Victor Vasarely’s world and have a memorable glimpse of Jablan and Fenyvesi’s collaboration on the field of experience-centered education of mathematics and the pragmatist aesthetics of interdisciplinarity.

Number of participants: 30 students.

 

Workshop #8.:
COMPETITIONS VIA WORLD WIDE WEB: SPACE VISUALIZATION AND SYMMETRY RECOGNITION (in English, Hungarian translation)
by Mateja Budin, head of Mathema Institute Ljubljana
Number of participants: 20 students.

 

Workshop #9.:
GEOMETRICAL GAMES
by Dr. Ibolya Szilágyi, mathematician (Eszterházy Károly College, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Eger, Hungary)
Number of participants: 30 students

 

Workshop #10.:
THE LOGICAL EXPERIENCE
by Ilona Oláhné Téglási, mathematician (Eszterházy Károly College, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Eger, Hungary)
Number of participants: 20 students.

 

Workshop #11.:
THE GONDOS-PLAYHOUSE OF PUZZLES
by Gábor Gondos game designer and librarian
Number of participants: 20 students.

 

Workshop #12.:
BRAIN-RACKERS
Workshop leader: Zsuzsa Nagy Lehocky, mathematician (University of Constantinus the Philosopher, Nitra, Slovakia)
Number of participants: 30 students

 

11.10-11.40 THE CAKE BREAK
Have a cup of tea and eat some cakes – take some rest for a while!

 

11.40-11.55 PRESENTATION
CHAOS IN PHYSICS
by Máté Koch, member of the “Coming Soon Scientific Rally Team”, the cooperating partner of the Experience Workshop

 

11.55-12.20 THE EXPERIENCE FLASH: 2 MINUTES LONG WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

 

12.20-12.30 BREAK

 

12.30-13.15 CLOSING EVENT OF THE MATHEMATICS COMPETITION

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