SFU Burnaby Campus
SFU Harbour Centre Campus6-7 December 2003
Sculpture Exhibition in Main Concourse
in conjunction with
the Canadian Mathematical Society's Winter Meeting Abstract Helaman Ferguson's mathematical sculptures in stone and bronze celebrate ancient and modern mathematical discoveries, melding the universal languages of sculpture and mathematics. Using slides and video, Helaman and Claire trace Helaman's creations from initial concept, mathematical design, computer graphics, diamond cutting and final form. Their lectures have fascinated audiences worldwide, bringing together multiple disciplines and stimulating dialogue among them.
Who They AreHelaman Ferguson is both a sculptor whose work is located in institutions and collections worldwide and an internationally known mathematician whose algorithm has been listed as one of the top ten in the twentieth century. He enjoys a CRADA between his sculpture studio and NIST which is in the third generation of cable-based metrology systems. Claire Ferguson has written extensively on Helaman's work, including the Gold Ink and Ozzie Award winning book "Helaman Ferguson: Mathematics in Stone and Bronze". She is a graduate of Smith College where she was an Ada Comstock Scholar. Together they have parented seven children.
Apropos Quote"Claire and Helaman Ferguson together have dazzled the mathematical community and a far wider public with exquisite sculptures embodying mathematical ideas, along with artful and accessible essays and lectures elucidating the mathematical concepts."
--Citation from the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics 2002 Communications Award, Amer. Math. Soc., Math. Assoc. of Amer., Soc. of Indust. and Appl. Math.
360-deg Quicktime VR
Umbilic Torus SRC, Incised Torus Wild Sphere, Umbilic Torus NC, Fibonacci Box, Laplace-Dirichlet Snowflake, Panorama Photo at SFU Burnaby, Panorama Photo (without people) at SFU Burnaby, Panorama at SFU Harbour Centre, Alexander Horned Wild Sphere, and Clay Mathematics Award
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