Baio Dome, Marion Kogo, Suwit discussed on Science for the People
The views expressed on science for the people are not necessarily the views of this station, its affiliates sponsors or advertisers. This week on science for the people we're discussing mouth and things may trim yard. I up Dr. Dina timing young, discusses her book about crochet and hyperbolic geometry and how making geometric models that people can play with helps teach math. After that. Janelle, Shane discusses her hubby of training neural networks to do things like named colors, come up with Halloween, costume ideas and generate knitting patterns. Welcome to science for the people. I'm your host Marion kogo. Joining me is Dr Dina time in ya who studied mathematics at the university of Latvia later teaching at Cornell University. She came up with an idea for tactile exploration in non Euclidean geometry using crocheted hyperbolic planes. She's authored two books involving crocheted mathematical objects experienced in geometry Euclidean and non Euclidean with history. And the one we're here to discuss crocheting adventures with hyperbolic planes which just released as a second edition. So thanks for joining me today. Thank you. Bye thinking. So one of the things that's almost always a challenge to do with with an audio only sort of show is discussing mathematics because a lot of the time we were teaching math or learning math, it's printed materials in a book, or you're writing formulas, which are always sort of. Challenging to describe out loud. So why have you spent so much time over the years, popularizing ways of building physical models of mathematical objects of is a sing says to get back, though approached is a mess Matic's and if sodas, a something, some real sing yo can touch. So it's easy to understand Lexi's full concepts and also takes away a lot of mass on exotic they, it goes, if it's something you can make Baio dome, hence well than its means something veal. So you can explode it than you'll can hold it in your hands and just see what does properties, wine that might raise who some, you know some pose questions, why? And then that's that's the Serey which on why? Yeah, when I was when I was looking up, some of the videos of talks that you've done that are on line. One of them you started off with holding up this crocheted model of yours and asking. Who in the audience would be interested in playing with it, and people seemed kind of intrigued by it. And then you asked who would be interested in doing some hyperbolic geometry in like the everybody's face sorta went. So is that a sort of response you get often? Yes, yes. Well, of course it depends on the audience if that is like a scientific audience, like I was just like recently, Ismay was invited to Natalia's International Institute for physics, was a confidence in jail metro south matter, and it was like really highly creative people who are working creating new materials and exploding this kind of geometry. And they've interested say, news dive, it'll be talking about clap it about the geom- at the end, they exactly wanted to do with the attack that way. Giving a new perspective does the defendant way looking familiar sings? And of course, when I'm talking kosher ebbs, then crocheter say, oh, yeah. Well, we. We have done this thing because some of these, some of these. Negative negatively, curved Kushtia. Did pieces come out when you do mistakes throwing to crochet something flat, some some deleo something like some hat and get it off holes Suwit came first for you. Your understanding of the math or or or crew chain model of it that then led you to understanding the math. Oh, and that was so-so tooth separate sings because I was crocheting as a hobby, and I so thought myself crochet to finish my anything pieces because I was considering myself it. And then when I had to each other jail mcdonagh's saw the paper model and wanted my students to explode these paper models. And as the.