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Abstracts for Friedrich Hirzebruch Lecture

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Beauty and Truth in Mathematics

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Speaker: 
Sir Michael Atiyah
Affiliation: 
University of Edinburgh
Date: 
Wed, 2007-10-17 18:00 - 19:00
Location: 
University Club Bonn

For fotos of the event see the Foto-Gallery of the Uni-Club Bonn and the Oberwolfach Foto Collection.

Von den metaphysischen Mucken der Mathematik - einige Aperçus

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Speaker: 
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Date: 
Wed, 2008-10-22 18:00 - 18:30
Location: 
University Club Bonn

For fotos of the event see the Foto-Gallery of the Uni-Club Bonn.

Die zwei Gesichter der Mathematik

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Speaker: 
Don Bernard Zagier
Affiliation: 
MPI f. Mathematik
Date: 
Wed, 2008-10-22 18:30 - 19:00
Location: 
University Club Bonn

For fotos of the event see the Foto-Gallery of the Uni-Club Bonn.

Languages of mathematics and mathematics of languages

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Speaker: 
Yuri I. Manin
Affiliation: 
MPI f. Mathematik
Date: 
Wed, 2009-12-09 18:00 - 19:00
Location: 
University Club Bonn

"A world from a sheet of paper". Hirzebruch lecture by Tadashi Tokieda on Wednesday, October 31, University Club Bonn

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Speaker: 
Tadashi Tokieda
Affiliation: 
Stanford University
Date: 
Wed, 2018-10-31 19:00 - 20:00
Location: 
University Club Bonn

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

"Pentagramma Mirificum". Hirzebruch lecture by Sergey Fomin on Friday, November 8, University Club Bonn

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Speaker: 
Sergey Fomin
Affiliation: 
University of Michigan
Date: 
Fri, 2019-11-08 18:00 - 19:00
Location: 
University Club Bonn

Pentagramma Mirificum (the miraculous pentagram) is a beautiful geometric construction studied by Napier and Gauss. Its algebraic description yields the simplest instance of cluster transformations, a remarkable family of recurrences which arise in diverse mathematical contexts, from representation theory and enumerative combinatorics to theoretical physics and classical geometry (Euclidean, spherical, or hyperbolic).

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