The most important exhibition is "Mathematik zum Anfassen" ("Hands on Mathematics"), organized by Professor Beutelspacher from the University of Giessen. It is intended for young people - mainly for school classes together with their teachers. Visitors will have the opportunity to perform mathematical experiments, to solve problems etc.
We also show the exhibition of a sculpturer (Klaus Becker) who uses mathematical algorithms when proceding from simpler to more advanced forms. He will explain what he is doing and what mathematical problems remain to be solved in two talks, one in English (Friday, August 21, 5:30 pm), the other in German (Thursday, August 27, 5:30 pm).
Exhibition of work from the schools competition
"Present an image of four dimensions! Try to paint someone moving almost at the speed of light!" - These and similar problems had to be solved by Berlin school-children in their art lessons. The children have to enter works of art which relate to the topic "Mathematics". The prizes are being awarded by the organisers of the World Congress, who have intentionally kept the framework for entries as wide as possible. The award ceremony will be on August 25, 1998, 4.00 p.m. in the Urania. There will be three prizes of DM 500, DM 300 and DM 200.
Finally, there is an exhibition "Mathematik und Keramik - Ceramics and Mathematics".
The entrance to all three exhibitions (and also to Becker's talks) is free.
The talks are intended to provide information about some topics in mathematics that are of general interest, to non-mathematicians as well as to the participants of the conference.
Hence some of the talks will be in German, others in English, some speakers will try to present their talks such that they can be understood by both a German and an English audience.
The entrance fee for each talk - with the exception of Becker's and Enzensberger's talks - will be DM 6.-.
Klaus Becker's first talk in the Kleistsaal:
"From Stone-Sculpturing to Mathematics: Approximating the Inscribed Ball of Regular Polyhedra". (Abstract)
Professor Phil Davis (Brown University, Providence) in the Kleistsaal:
"The Prospects of Mathematics in a Multi-Media Civilization". (Abstract)
(There will be no talk in the evening because of the ICM-party.)
Klaus Becker's second talk in the Kleistsaal (in German):
"Von der Steinbildhauerei zur Mathematik: Eine Annäherung an die Einbeschriebenen Kugeln Regelmäßiger Polyeder". (Abstract)
Professor Heinz-Otto Peitgen (Bremen) in the Kleistsaal (in German):
"Mathematik und Medizin - Computerunterstützung in der Leberchirurgie und Früherkennung von Brustkrebs". In this talk he will speak on recent applications of mathematics in medicine. (Abstract)
On Sunday, August 23, at 11 a.m., the young Georgian pianist Tamara Kokilaschwili will give a piano concert including compositions by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, and Scriabin.
The entrance fee to the concert is DM 6.-.
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