vICM Satellite Event: Public Lecture by Tadashi Tokieda (Stanford)

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Start date
Meeting Date
Tadashi Tokieda (Stanford)

Programme (timings in CEST)

19.30: Opening of the meeting

19.35: vICM Satellite Event: Public Lecture by Tadashi Tokieda (Stanford)

A world from a sheet of paper.

Synopsis: Starting from just a sheet of paper, by folding, stacking, crumpling, sometimes tearing, we will explore a diversity of phenomena, from magic tricks and geometry to elasticity and the traditional Japanese art of origami. Much of the lecture consists of table-top demonstrations, which you can try later with friends and family.

So, take a sheet of paper…    

Tadashi at Halfmoon Bay flying a kite

Short bio: Tadashi Tokieda is a professor of mathematics at Stanford.  He grew up as a painter in Japan, became a classical philologist in France and, having earned a PhD in pure mathematics from Princeton, has been an applied mathematician in England and the US.  He is also active in outreach in the developing world, especially via the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

20.25: Q&A

20.30 Close of meeting

Registration closed at 11.00am (CEST) on Wednesday 13 July.  The Zoom link was circulated by email after the deadline for registration closes. If you have any queries, please contact

Further details about the virtual ICM, which will be running from 6-14 July 2022 can be found here