Simplicity: Ideals of Practice in Mathematics & the Arts

Science & the Arts Program

Simplicity: Ideals of Practice in Mathematics & the Arts

April 3 – 5, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th St), NYC

Join us for a 3-day conference featuring lectures by and conversations among twenty-five mathematicians, artists, art historians, philosophers, and architects, accompanied by a program of artist’s films.

The conference aims to focus on criteria of simplicity in mathematics that are informed by perspectives from art and architecture, the philosophy and history of mathematics, and current mathematical practice. Each day of this conference will feature talks and roundtable discussions interspersed by screenings of films by artists Andy Goldsworthy (NY Premiere), David Hammons, Richard Serra, Andy Warhol and William Wegman. A schedule of the events is in development at the conference website.

Free and open to the public. Please register at the conference website.

Sponsors include:
Clay Mathematics Institute
Finnish Cultural Foundation
FRAME Foundation
The Graduate Center, City University of New York:
· Advanced Research Collaborative
· Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies
· Comparative Literature Program
· Mathematics Program
The National Science Foundation


Science & the Arts in part by the National Science Foundation