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Title: From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Modern Science of Origami (BNL Women in Science Lecture)

Abstract

During the 1990s, the development and application of mathematical techniques to origami revolutionized this centuries-old Japanese art of paper folding. In his talk, Lang will describe how geometric concepts led to the solution of a broad class of origami-folding problems. Conversely, algorithms and theorems of origami design have shed light on long-standing mathematical questions and have solved practical engineering problems. Lang will discuss how origami has led to huge space telescopes, safer airbags, and more.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
BNL (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1013359
Report Number(s):
BNL-83260-2010-CP
TRN: US201117%%545
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: Brookhaven's Women in Science Lecture Series, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York (United States), presented on June 24, 2010
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 42 ENGINEERING; ALGORITHMS; BNL; DESIGN; MATHEMATICS; GEOMETRY; ORIGAMI; MATHEMATICAL DESIGN

Citation Formats

Lang, Robert J. From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Modern Science of Origami (BNL Women in Science Lecture). United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1145/1377980.1377983.
Lang, Robert J. From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Modern Science of Origami (BNL Women in Science Lecture). United States. doi:10.1145/1377980.1377983.
Lang, Robert J. Thu . "From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Modern Science of Origami (BNL Women in Science Lecture)". United States. doi:10.1145/1377980.1377983. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1013359.
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