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School of Mathematical Sciences

Creating the Universe at the Tate

Dr Kathrin Glau from the School of Mathematical Sciences worked with members of the public on a collaborative mathematical art project as part of this year's Tate Exchange. 


In this interactive project - which ran from 11-16 June 2019 - Kathrin and a team of PhD students from the School of Mathematical Sciences worked with Tate visitors to ‘create the mathematical universe’ with the help of a spinning top and pieces of felt, exploring ideas of infinity and the foundations of mathematics. 

Visitors were invited to create their own piece of the universe which formed part of the exhibit at Tate Exchange. Images of the pieces made by members of the public will also go on to form part of on online gallery. 

The project was part of Queen Mary’s annual takeover of the Tate Exchange space at the Tate Modern, featuring researchers from across the University.

This year’s collaboration explored Ideas in Motion: Borders, Bodies and the Universe


More information

See photos from the event on Kathrin Glau's Creating the Universe website here.

Find out more about the wider Queen Mary Tate Exchange project for 2019 here.

See the full programme on the Tate Modern website here





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