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Dean's Seminar: From Durer to Durango: A Mathematician's View of Images

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Learn about the exciting research being done by faculty in all departments of the College of Arts and Sciences!
Title: From Durer to Durango: A Mathematician's View of Images

Speaker: Dr. R. Andrew Hicks, professor and associate department head of mathematics

Even though we live in a 3-dimensional world, images of that world appear as 2-dimensional objects. While this disconnect between reality and rendition results in a loss of information, there are a number of ways to enhance image quality to better depict our world. Humans struggled with this issue when trying to find the "right" way to represent the Earth as an image.  Though perspective imaging initially appeared to be the answer, it turned out this was merely a choice—not the rule—just as there are choices when one creates a map of the globe.

In this presentation, Dr. R. Andrew Hicks will discuss his work in creating images with curved mirrors that conform to the demands of designers. In particular, he'll focus on applications, like his patented blind-spot-free driver's side mirror, which earned him a mention on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show!"
This event is free and open to the Drexel community. Light refreshments will be served.

Contact Information

Diane Ketler