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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


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/