Beautiful Symmetries: the Platonic Solids, a Webinar by Dr. Daniele Rosso

Jul 01, 2020 270

What is symmetry? We all intuitively recognize it when we admire beautiful regular patterns in nature, but symmetry can actually be studied with mathematics! It turns out that, among all possible three-dimensional solid shapes, only five of them are completely symmetric. We will see the origin of this story in ancient Greece, where Plato thought that these five solids represented all the elements of the universe.

Dr. Daniele Rosso was born and raised in the Emilia region of Italy. After graduating from the University of Bologna, he moved to the United States in 2007 to pursue a PhD in mathematics at the University of Chicago.

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