Parameterization of anatomical surfaces with complex topologies using Riemann surfaces.

Credit: Yalin Wang, Xianfeng Gu, Kiralee M. Hayashi, Tony F. Chan, Paul M. Thompson and Shing-Tung Yau

Source: Brain Surface Parameterization using Riemann Surface StructureYalin WangArizona State University

…the museum’s mission is to shape cultural attitudes and dispel the bad rap that most people give math. “It’s the only field you can go to a cocktail party and talk to people with pride about how lousy you are.”
For everyone who finds mathematics incomprehensible, boring, pointless, or all of the above, Glen Whitney wants to prove you wrong. Enter, the Museum of Mathematics

Tomorrow, November 17 at 12pm ET, join host former Vice President Al Gore, inventor Dean Kamen, astronaut Sally Ride, Discovery Channel’s “MythBusters” Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage and young people from around the world for an interactive discussion exploring youth attitudes on math and science, and what these subjects mean for future success.

Meet Spark Innovator Katie Salen, a Game Designer. For Katie, game design is like a superpower that teaches us how to see and solve complex problems.