When: Friday, March 25th at 6:30pm (Reception at 6:30, lecture at 7pm)
Where: Planetarium of the Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton Park Dr, Atlanta, GA 30307
The event is free
From March 19-26, the third edition of the Atlanta Science Festival will be held in Atlanta, bringing together more than a hundred scientific events over the week-long celebration of Science. The Office for Science and Technology of the French Consulate in Atlanta, in partnership with the Fernbank Science Center and the French association Science Ouverte is organizing a Science Café focusing on mathematics and nature on March, 25.
Dr. Rémi Molinier, Visiting Assistant Professor in Mathematics at Kansas State University will be giving a lecture on "Mathematical Shapes in Nature", highlighting connections between mathematics, the arts and Nature. A reception will open the event at 6:30pm at the Fernbank Science Center.
About the speaker
Dr Rémi Molinier is a French Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics at Kansas State University. His research focuses on algebraic topology. Dr Molinier obtained his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Paris-13 (France) in 2015.
In addition to academic research and teaching, Dr Molinier has been involved in numerous scientific mediation activities in France to share his passion for mathematical curiosities with young audiences, notably with French association Science Ouverte . As a tutor and volunteer in interactive sessions, summer schools, and exhibits held by scientific mediation associations, he has sought to provide a different outlook on mathematics for the general public, often with a fun and recreational approach.
About Atlanta Science Festival
Atlanta Science Festival is an annual week-long celebration of Science founded by Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Atlanta Metro Chamber. The Atlanta Science Festival is an eight-day, regional celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) featuring more than a hundred events in the Greater Atlanta area.
For this third edition, the Office for Science and Technology of the French consulate in Atlanta organizes two scientific events blending the French tradition of excellence in mathematics with an artistic touch in partnership with the Fernbank Science Center, the Henri Poincaré Institute and the photographer Vincent Moncorgé:
An "Arts and Mathematics" exhibition from March 19 to April, 2nd
A Science Café with Dr Rémi Molinier on "Mathematical Shapes in Nature" le 25 mars 2016