What does the fourth dimension mean to artists like Salvador Dali and
writers like Edwin Abbott Abbott and Madeleine L’Engle? Join Thomas Banchoff to
see how interactive computer graphics makes it possible for us to
explore shapes that extend our imaginations into the fourth dimension.Thomas Francis Banchoff
is a geometer, and a professor at Brown University since 1967. His
research areas include the geometry and topology of smooth and
polyhedral surfaces in three- and four-dimensional space, as well as
development and dissemination of Internet-based courseware for
communication and visualization in undergraduate mathematics. He has a
long-standing project on the history of the fourth dimension, including a
biography of Edwin Abbott Abbott , "The Man Who Wrote 'Flatland'".
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