St. Paul, Minn. – Stony Brook University professor, artist and Momath co-founder George Hart will be unveiling and installing one of his sculptures designed especially for Macalester later this month.  Macalester Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science and Art students will assemble and install the five-foot diameter sculpture with Hart on March 22 from 1 – 4 p.m. in Olin Rice, Smail Gallery where it will hang. 

Hart will give a talk in John B. Davis Lecture Hall, in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, at 4:40 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public.

Hart will be at Macalester as part of the college’s Mathematics and Society Speaker Series, established in 2001 and made possible through the generous financial support of a Macalester alumnus.  The purpose of the series, sponsored by the Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Department, is to enhance classroom learning in mathematics or computer science through lectures by people prominent in these fields.

Hart is a research professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in Materials Science and Engineering. He is the co-founder of North America’s only Museum of Mathematics, Momath, in New York City. 

Hart received his PhD and BS from MIT and his MA from Indiana University.

In addition to sculptures, Hart’s artistic work includes toys, computer images and puzzles. 

Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 2,138 students. Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism, and civic engagement. Learn more at macalester.edu.

March 15 2016

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