UWashington MathAcrossCampus: Tadashi Tokieda

  • Date: 04/22/2022
  • Time: 15:30
Tadashi Tokieda, Stanford University

University of Washington


A world from a sheet of paper


Starting from just a sheet of paper, by folding, stacking, crumpling, sometimes tearing, we will explore a variety of phenomena, from magic tricks and geometry to elasticity and the traditional Japanese art of origami. Much of the show consists of table-top demos, which you can try later with friends and family.


So, take a sheet of paper . . .


Speaker Biography
: Tadashi Tokieda is a professor of mathematics at Stanford University. Previously he was the Director of Studies in Mathematics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He is also very active in inventing, collecting, and studying toys that uniquely reveal and explore real-world surprises of mathematics and physics. Professor Tokieda started as a painter, and then became a classical philologist, before switching to mathematics.


About MAC: MathAcrossCampus is a quarterly colloquium series at the University of Washington to showcase applications of mathematics, with a special emphasis on the growing role of discrete methods in math
applications. MathAcrossCampus is currently supported by the UW Department of Mathematics and the Washington Research Foundation. Additional support has been provided by: The NSF VIGRE grant at
UW; the NSF Research Training Group in Inverse Problems and PDEs; the National Science Foundation; the National Security Agency; the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences; the Milliman Fund;
the College of Arts and Sciences; and the departments of Applied Mathematics and Economics.


Note that Professor Tokieda is also presenting the Boeing Distinguished Colloquium in Applied Mathematics on Thursday, 4/21, at 4pm in Smith 205.

Other Information: 

Location: UWashington, PAA Room 110