Penn Science Café Presents ‘An Introduction to Kirigami: Cutting, Folding and Building With Triangles’
WHO: Randall Kamien
WHAT: Penn Science Café, “An Introduction to Kirigami: Cutting, Folding and Building With Triangles”
WHEN: Tuesday, April 14, 6-7 p.m.
WHERE: World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia
Randall Kamien, Shu Yang, XingTing Gong, Daniel Sussman, Toen Castle and Michael Tanis, members of a research team from the departments of Physics and Astronomy and Materials Science and Engineering, will present "An Introduction to Kirigami: Cutting, Folding and Building With Triangles."
The principles behind kirigami, a paper-based art form similar to origami, can be applied to building things that range in size from microfludic devices to space-based solar panels. The team will explain how the mathematical rules they’ve outlined for this technique shows how to make all sorts of 3-D structures from 2-D designs. Attendees will also have a chance to making their own kirigami creations.
The talk is part of the Penn Science Café free public-lecture series presented by Penn Arts & Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes science out of the lab for a night on the town. The research team’s presentation will be followed by an audience Q&A. Café events are free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Seating is limited.