Forms and Formulas

On 300 square meters (about 3200 square foot) the exhibition Forms and Formulas (from May 2012 until September 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal) displays more than 60 of our mathematical models, most of which are made in a white material which is both very strong and a little flexible (see section sculpture). The photos below show objects of height approximately 30cm (11.8in).

In one of the images, you see in the back some smaller models. These are 45 so-called cubic surfaces; for every type in a classification by Knörrer/Miller we show one example. These Math Objects have a height of approximately 7cm (2.8in).

For highly fragile geometries, we prefer, however, the laser-in-glass method: we produced four so-called world-record-surfaces using this technique for the exhibition.

An interesting aspect of this exhibition is the fact that our new models are displayed in connection with historical ones and also with interactive screens.

The team of curators and organizers of the exhibition consists of four locals from Lisbon and one external member: Ana Eiro, Cristina Luis, Susanna Napoles, Jose Francisco Rodrigues, Oliver Labs.

The exhibition “Formas e Formulas” is taking place at the “Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência”, Rua da Escola Politécnica, 56-58, 1250-102 Lisboa (Portugal). The website of the exhibition also presents a large set of photos.