The Geometric Basis of Structure and Motion

Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations November 13, 2018 recorded at Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA

Ileana Streinu, Ph.D., Charles N. Clark Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, Smith College (MA); Frances B. Cashin Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 2018-2019
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Ciprian S. Borcea, Ph.D.,Professor of Mathematics and Applied Sciences, Rider University (New Jersey) Elizabeth S. and Richard M. Cashin Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 2018-2019

During their year at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Professors Streinu and Borcea are writing a book for non-specialists about structure and motion. This work explains animate forms, from protein folding to human movements, and inanimate forms, from crystals to robots. In this visit with Contemporary Science, they discuss how geometry determines the limits of structures and motion.