…and says “I know when to fold ‘em.”

Monday, June 9th, 6 pm

Amherst Brewing Company


UMass Physicists Fold Under Pressure
Miura-ori

 

Can origami prove theorems?
What is the smallest crane ever folded?
Is it possible to do hands-free origami?

 

Hayward, Ryan

Chris Santangelo

Tom Hull

Researchers at UMass, together with teams from Western New England University and Cornell, have been creating soft, micro-scale polymer gels that can fold into remarkably complex origami shapes which could have applications in bio-medical engineering. In this presentation you’ll see the wizardry of origami and how its mysteries are being unlocked and harnessed by researchers in the Pioneer Valley.

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