5th - 7th September, 2019 | Department of Mathematics of the Faculty of Sciences of Porto’s University, Portugal




Henry Segerman received his masters in mathematics from the University of Oxford, and his Ph.D. in mathematics from Stanford University. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics at Oklahoma State University. His research interests are in three-dimensional geometry and topology, and in mathematical art and visualization. In visualization, he works mostly in the medium of 3D printing, with other interests in spherical video, virtual, and augmented reality. He is the author of the book "Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing".
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Born in Bilbao, where he studied and obtained a Ph.D. Degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Deusto.
Javier is Professor at the UPV-EHU (University of the Basque Country) where he teaches in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the School of Architecture in Donostia-San Sebastián.
Javier specialized in the relationship between Art & Science, dynamical systems including fractals and chaos, parametric programming of complex shapes and the scientific analysis for the structural maintenance and repair of heritage buildings.
Javier Barrallo has written over 100 papers and books, collaborated in 15 interventions on historical heritage buildings, organized 12 International Conferences and events and arranged 30 international exhibitions. 


Manuel Arala Chaves was Full Professor of Mathematics at the Faculty of Science of Porto from 1973 until 2003, when he decided to retire in order to work full-time in Atractor Association. Since the beginning, he has been the president of the board of this non-profit association, created in 1999 with the aim of raising public awareness and attracting to Mathematics. In 2000, Atractor was invited to create a large exhibition Matemática Viva. The exhibition lasted from November 2000 until August 2010 in Pavilhão do Conhecimento (Lisbon) and it had more than 2 million visitors. In more recent years, Atractor focused on producing interactive virtual contents and exhibits and many of them can be found on its homepage. Other activities include the DVD Symmetry the dynamical way (in 6 languages), several movies in Atractor's YouTube channel, a large collection of interactive stereoscopic 3D mathematical contents in several different formats (3D TVs, side-by-side, anaglyphs, etc.) and some free software, like GeCla and AtrMini (both in several languages).




Michael Hansmeyer is an architect and programmer who explores the use of algorithms to generate and fabricate architectural form. Recent work includes the design of two full-scale 3D printed sandstone grottos, the production of an iron and lace gazebo at the Gwangju Design Biennale, and the installation of a hall of columns at Grand Palais in Paris. He has exhibited at museums and venues including the Museum of Arts and Design New York, Palais de Tokyo, Martin Gropius Bau Berlin, and Design Miami / Basel. His work is part of the permanent collections of Centre Pompidou and FRAC Centre.
Recently, he taught architecture as visiting professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and at Southeast University in Nanjing, and as a lecturer at the CAAD group of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He previously worked for Herzog & de Meuron architects, as well as in the consulting and financial industries at McKinsey and J.P. Morgan respectively. Michael holds a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University and an MBA from INSEAD.



RINUS ROELOFS (homepage)

Art about mathematics.
After studying mathematics for a couple of years (applied mathematics at the University of Twente, Enschede), I decided to switch to school of arts. And in 1983 I started my career as a sculptor. Inspired by the works of M.C. Escher and Leonardo da Vinci, my works became more and more some kind of expression of my mathematical ideas.
The main subject of my art is my fascination about mathematics. And to be more precise: my fascination about mathematical structures. Mathematical structures can be found all around us. We can see them everywhere in our daily live. The use of these structures as visual decoration is so common that we don’t even see this as mathematics. But studying the properties of these structures and especially the relation between the different structures can bring up questions. Questions that can be the start of interesting artistic explorations.
Artistic explorations of this kind mostly leads to intriguing designs of sculptural objects, which are then made in all kind of materials, like paper, wood, metal, acrylic, etc.. It all starts with amazement, trying to understand what you see. Solving those questions often leads to new ideas, new designs.
Since I use the computer as my main sketchbook these ideas come to reality first as a picture on the screen. From there I can decide what the next step towards physical realization has to be. A rendered picture, an animation or a 3D physical model made by the use of CNC-milling, laser cutting or rapid prototyping. Many techniques can be used nowadays, as well as many different materials. But it is all based on my fascination about mathematical structures.



RUI FURTADO (homepage)

Rui Furtado was born in Porto in 1959 and graduated in 1962 in Civil Engineering from the Civil Engineering Faculty of Porto`s University. Manages afaconsult - a Multidisciplinary Projects Office - where the general practice promotes a philosophy of integrated design as a way to improve the final result - The Building.
In his professional activity, he is concerned with the integration of structures as a discipline that potentiates architecture final result. The lightness of the buildings and the rationality of its construction have been the main objectives of the projects that he has developed in recent years.
Over the past 35 years participated in and led numerous projects of multi-disciplinary structures such as Braga Municipal Stadium, Casa da Música, New Coach Museum in Lisbon, Paula Rego “House of Stories” in Cascais, Refurbishment of Thalia Theatre in Lisbon, 2 Towers in Milan, the New EDP Headquarters and MAAT Museum in Lisbon. Of the current projects under his responsibility, refer “Cité de La Musique” in Genéve and
MUDAC and L`Elysée Museum in Lausanne (under construction).



WORKSHOP 1 - 05.09.2019


WORKSHOP 2 - 06.09.2019


WORKSHOP 3 - 07.09.2019


The drawing in the rightmost upper image is almost an exact representation of the great stellated dodecahedron inside a regular icosahedron.
Jamnitzer. W., 1568. Perspectiva Corporum Regularium

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