Art

Writing

  • An analogy between hunting and solving math-problems (see here)
  • An essay about learning math and dancing (see here)
  • An analogy about my mathematical work (here)

Painting

The following painting was in the Mathematical Art Galleries of the 2017 Joint Mathematical Meetings. (click here for more information and a better picture!). Its title is "A colony of cubic surfaces."

"A central problem in Geometry is to construct complete databases, or colonies, of geometric objects. These databases are known as moduli spaces. In this painting, we explore the moduli space of cubic surfaces obtained with Geometric Invariant Theory and first described by Hilbert in 1893. The cubic surfaces are represented here by white balls. Red dots represent their singular points. A closer look reveals some of the 27 lines that every smooth cubic surface contains and the variation among them represents the four dimensions of the moduli space. Finally, we include, at the center, the unique point associated with more than one type of cubic surfaces."