Monday, June 9th, 6 pm
Amherst Brewing Company
UMass Physicists Fold Under Pressure
Can origami prove theorems?
What is the smallest crane ever folded?
Is it possible to do hands-free origami?
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.