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Simons Center Art and Outreach Program Guest Lecture: Doris Schattschneider, A Mathematician Views Escher

Simons Center Art and Outreach Program is honored to present guest lecturer Doris J. Schattschneider in her lecture: A Mathematician Views Escher.

Monday, November 15, 2021 – 4PM ET

The Della Pietra Family Auditorium – 103

Doris J. Schattschneider is a mathematician and Professor Emerita of Mathematics at Moravian College. Combining her dual interests in mathematics and art, she has become internationally known for her work with tessellations of the plane and her exposition of M. C. Escher’s art. In 1990 she published Visions of Symmetry, an exploration of Escher’s symmetrical drawings. She was Geometer and Senior Associate on the NSF-funded Visual Geometry Project that produced the software The Geometer’s Sketchpad.

Schattschneider was the first woman Editor of Mathematics Magazine (1981-1985) and the first woman to deliver Pi Mu Epsilon’s J. Sutherland Frame Lecture (1988). She has served as a first vice president of the Mathematical Association of America.  In 1991 she received the MAA’s certificate of meritorious service, and in 1993 the MAA Award for Distinguished Teaching of College or University Mathematics. She is a Fellow of The American Mathematical Society.

This lecture is in conjunction with the exhibition M.C. Escher: A Mini-Retrospective, Simons Center Gallery.

All M.C. Escher works and texts © The M.C. Escher Company B.V. – Baarn- The Netherlands. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Circle Limit III is from the Collection of Rock J. Walker Fine Art Ltd.