### DIMACS - RUTGERS EXPERIMENTAL MATHEMATICS SEMINAR

Sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of Mathematics and the

Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)

**Co-organizers:**
**Brian Nakamura**, Rutgers University, bnaka {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu
** Doron Zeilberger**, Rutgers University, zeilberg {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu

Title: A New Yoga for Constructing Tensegrities

Speaker: **Art DuPre**, Rutgers University

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013 5:00pm

Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ

Abstract:

Tensegrities are ethereal structures invented by Kenneth Snelson and expropriated and named by Buckminster Fuller. The mathematics of their statics and dynamics have been studied extensively. All the descriptions I have seen about making them seemed to be somewhat mysterious. I will remove the mystery by constructing a simple three-strut tensegrity during the talk. The method of construction is new to me, and at least, if not new, is certainly not that well-known.

See: http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~bnaka/expmath/