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Daniela Ferrarello: Hyperbolic geometry: art, physics and education

Time: Mon 2022-05-23 13.00 - 14.00

Location: Kräftriket, building 6, room 306

Lecturer: Daniela Ferrarello (Catania)

Abstract

This lecture is devoted to the introduction of the Poincaré model of hyperbolic geometry. Connections with art, and Escher’s works in particular, will be given. Moreover, we will give a physical interpretation of this model, asking whether our Universe is Euclidean or not. Finally, we will explore educational perspectives of non- Euclidean geometries: how mathematics can be used to enhance social skills in students, seen also as critical citizens.