13 May 2019 09:00 at 18:30Faces of Geometry. From Agnesi to Mirzakhani


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History give many examples of women who have distinguished themselves in art, science, literature and medicine. They are almost always stories of struggles and commitment that deserve to be remembered. Maria Gaetana Agnesi, author of the first book in Italian dedicated to teaching mathematics, and Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the Fields Medal for research in Geometry and Dynamical Systems, have made the difference. For this reason, we decided to organize an international conference in order to enhance the scientific contribution of women and the geometric study that are still the object of a cultural preconception.
Geometry and its applications, both analogical and digital, have great importance in our research and education activities and curriculum and constitute our basic operating language and support our semantics.
The International Conference Faces of Geometry. From Agnesi to Mirzakhani aims to promote interdisciplinary discussions and links between theoretical research and practical studies on the various faces of geometry and its applications in architecture, art, design, education, engineering, mathematics. These fields of research can enrich one another and renew the common interests of the various disciplines, promoting female participation. Furthermore, the conference aims to provide an exchange of views and comparison to identify new areas of research and increase the quality of teaching.
During the conference, students present the artworks of the contest The compositional power of polygon and polyedra.



13 May 2019
09:00 at 18:30


Politecnico di Milano, Aula Magna

Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32 - Milano


Politecnico di Milano