Hello Harvard Club of San Diego,

The Fleet Science Center would like cordially invite you to ---

A world from a sheet of paper: 

Guest Lecture by Dr. Tadashi Tokieda, Professor of Mathematics, Stanford University


Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018

Location:  Fleet Science Center - Balboa Park (1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101)

Time: 6:00pm

Ticket price: $10 per person*

*Special offer for Harvard Alumni: the first ten people to register will be invited to join a special reception prior to the lecture. When you register through the link below, please add “Harvard Club” in the Address 2 line so we can select the first ten registrants.


You are invited to the Fleet Science Center for this special event in partnership with the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) featuring Dr. Tadashi Tokieda, professor of mathematics at Stanford University. Dr. Tokieda is one of the world's most distinguished disseminators of mathematics and all his talks and lectures are filled with fun demonstrations (recommended for children age 9+).

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 nonlinear elasticity and the traditional Japanese art of origami. Much of the lecture consists of table-top demos, which you can try later with friends and family.

So, take a sheet of paper. . .


Dr. Tadashi Tokieda grew up as a painter in Japan, became a classical philologist in France, before switching quite late to mathematics and physics. He is currently a professor of mathematics at Stanford; previously he worked in at the University of Cambridge (UK) for many years. He was the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Fellow in 2013–2014 at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.  He is also one of the world's most distinguished disseminators of mathematics.

Click here to RSVP for this event by Friday, October 12.

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