Folding Mathematics into Origami

Sun, 28/12/2014 - 13:00
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Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding.  In the past 30 years investigations into folding properties have not only resulted in many stunning models, but also a surprising number of applications.  In this talk we will provide an introduction to some of the mathematics of folding, including various theoretical notions of what sorts of folds are possible.