Imagine Math 2

Between Culture and Mathematics

  • Michele Emmer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Michele Emmer
      Pages 1-1
  3. Mathematics, Numbers and Music

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Claudio Ambrosini
      Pages 11-20
  4. Mathematics, Poetry and Literature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Vincenzo Della Mea
      Pages 23-30
    3. Philibert Schogt
      Pages 31-38
    4. Carlo Toffalori
      Pages 39-48
    5. Gabriele Lolli
      Pages 49-56
  5. Mathematics and Film

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Michele Emmer
      Pages 83-91
    3. Edward Frenkel
      Pages 93-100
    4. Giovanni Munari
      Pages 101-104
  6. Mathematics and Art

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
  7. Mathematics and Morphology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Sara Franceschelli
      Pages 117-126
    3. James W. McAllister
      Pages 127-135
  8. Mathematics, Art and Music

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Davide Amodio
      Pages 151-159
  9. Mathematics and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Francesco Bonghi, Roberto Ferretti
      Pages 173-180
  10. Mathematics and Ants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Simone Cacace, Emiliano Cristiani, Dario D’Eustacchio
      Pages 201-210
    3. Maurizio Falcone
      Pages 211-217
  11. Mathematics and Marco

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Marco Abate
      Pages 221-229
    3. Gian Marco Todesco
      Pages 231-243
  12. Homage to Alan Turing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Gabriele Lolli
      Pages 247-254
    3. Massimo Vincenzi
      Pages 255-262

About this book


Imagine mathematics, imagine with the help of mathematics, imagine new worlds, new geometries, new forms.  The new volume in the series “Imagine Math” is intended to contribute to grasping how much that is interesting and new is happening in the relationships between mathematics, imagination and culture.

The present book begins with the connections between mathematics, numbers, poetry and music, with the latest opera by Italian composer Claudio Ambrosini. Literature and narrative also play an important role here. There is cinema too, with the “erotic” mathematics films by Edward Frenkel, and the new short “Arithmétique “ by  Munari and Rovazzani. The section on applications of mathematics features a study of ants, as well as the refined forms and surfaces generated by algorithms used in the performances by Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne. Last but not least, in honour of the hundredth anniversary of his birth, a mathematical, literary and theatrical homage to Alan Turing, one of the outstanding figures of the twentieth century.


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  • Michele Emmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsSapienza University of RomeItaly

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