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Colloquium by Ghirardi

GianCarlo Ghirardi, Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Trieste, and long-time ICTP consultant, will deliver a Colloquium on “Symmetry in Art: Friezes and Periodic Tessellations” in the ICTP Main Lecture Hall, on Thursday, 1 February, at 18:00 hrs. The public is welcome to attend. Ghirardi will speak about the use of science in the creation of artistic patterns.
Ghirardi’s artworks – “The Periodic Tarots” – will be on display in the lobby of the Main Building. His technique follows the same principles used by Arab artists for ornamental purposes and by Dutch graphic artist, M.C. Escher, for his engravings. The technique requires mastering, for artistic purposes, an extremely refined mathematical procedure based on group theory. The exhibit will remain on display until the end of this week.


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