### The Grand Geometry of Nature

September 18, 2012 Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA

**Tom Mrowka**, Professor of Mathematics and **Gigliola Staffilani**,Professor of Mathematics, (both) Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professors Tom Mrowka and Gigliola Staffilani explain how an understanding of Nature inevitably depends on mathematics. Forces, processes, patterns --they are all expressed in the unique and universal language of mathematics, and particularly in geometry. These mathematicians decode for a general public the deep aesthetics of these structures, and they explain how mathematics reveals the core of Nature. No need to fear math --it is a whole new way to experience reality.

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