Mathematics of Planet Earth
10:00 - 18:00
This exhibition is part of the international initiative Mathematics of Planet Earth (www.mpe2013). It is organized by the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS) and Center for Applicable Mathematics (CAM) of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). The exhibition is based on the four major themes: Waves, Networks, Optimization and Structures. It will be held at the Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum in Bangalore, India.
During the exhibition, there will be various outreach activities for school students and teachers like open quiz sessions or hands on astronomy based activities.The Comet ISON is a large sun-grazing comet whose perihelion will occur on November 29, 2013 exactly during the exhibition dates. A Comet ISON poster exhibition will be presented together with mathematics workshops, demonstration of mathematical models, puzzles etc.
There will be more than 30 different exhibits, like a tensegrity stool and collapsible structure, a 3d Escher sculpture, an exhibit on networks in the human body (blood / neurons), surface waves, waves on a string, fractal maps,an ecosystem model or a walk the function interactive game!