Robert Lang Origami Master

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    • Monday April 11, 2011
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Student Success Center, Clary Theater
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Annette Rohrs
School of Mathematics
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Summary Sentence: From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Mathematics of Origami

Full Summary: Club Math and Pi Mu Epsilon present: The origami master, Robert Lang. Robert J. Lang is recognized as one of the foremost origami artists in the world as well as a pioneer in computational origami and the development of formal design algorithms for foldi

Club Math and Pi Mu Epsilon present: From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Mathematics of Origami with origami master, Robert Lang. Robert J. Lang is recognized as one of the foremost origami artists in the world as well as a pioneer in computational origami and the development of formal design algorithms for folding. With a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Caltech, he has, during the course of work at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Spectra Diode Laboratories, and JDS Uniphase, authored or co-authored over 80 papers and 45 patents in lasers and optoelectronics as well as authoring, co-authoring, or editing 9 books and a CD-ROM on origami. He is a full-time artist and consultant on origami and its applications to engineering problems but moonlights in physics: from 2007-2010 as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics.

His work combines aspects of the Western school of mathematical origami design with the Eastern emphasis upon line and form to yield models that are at once distinctive, elegant, and challenging to fold. They have been shown in exhibitions in New York (Museum of Modern Art), Paris (Carrousel du Louvre), Salem (Peabody Essex Museum), San Diego (Mingei Museum of World Folk Art), and Kaga, Japan (Nippon Museum Of Origami), among others.

In 1992 Dr. Lang became the first Westerner ever invited to address the Nippon Origami Association’s annual meeting; he has since been an invited guest at international origami conventions around the world. He lectures widely on origami and its connections to mathematics, science, and technology, and teaches workshops on both artistic techniques and applications of folding in industrial design.

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  • Created By: Annette Rohrs
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  • Created On: Mar 3, 2011 - 8:00pm
  • Last Updated: Feb 3, 2017 - 12:14pm