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Welded knotted objects The Braid Movie


I am a post-doc in mathematics education at the Laboratory for didactics and communication of mathematics.

Department of Mathematics
University of Trento - Italy

via Sommarive 14
I-38123 Trento

Phone: +39 0461 28 1599

email


Interests

Visualization, popularization of mathematics, low-dimensional topology, mathematics education.


Current activities

VasKho meeting, Grenoble, June 30-July 4.

In Luminy, June 23-27, Geometric and Quantum Topology in Dimension 3.

Animations on knotted surfaces, welded braids and ribbon knots.

Matematica in città: a project for the popularization of maths in Bolzano.


Publications (popularization and mathematics education)

Proposte di laboratorio sui fondamenti della matematica: l’infinito e i sistemi assiomatici, in preparation.

The use of computer graphics in teaching mathematics: an interdisciplinary experiment with POV-Ray, submitted.

Matematica e visualizzazione: un’esperienza didattica, submitted.

Braids: A Mathematics Documentary, in George W. Hart and Reza Sarhangi, editors, Proceedings of Bridges 2013: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture, pages 415-418, Phoenix, Arizona, 2013. online paper

Il miglior GPS per non perdersi: la matematica in città, XlaTangente n. 41, pages 14-15, October 2013, pdf.

Braids: a movie to popularise the mathematical theory of braids, Proceedings of the International Conference Aplimat, Bratislava (2013), to appear, pdf.

Il gruppo delle trecce, XlaTangente n. 35, pages 27-31, October 2012.

Il mondo matematico delle trecce, XlaTangente n. 34, pages 26-29, August 2012.

New proposals for the popularization of braid theory, Ph.D. thesis, pdf.

with D. Luminati, How to see a cube moving into its mirror image, The Mathematical Gazette vol. 96 no. 537, pages 471-479, November 2012.


Talks

A foray into 4-dimensional knot theory. presentation. Students' seminar, Dijon, April 28, 2014.

Visualizations of welded knots and ribbon 2-knots. presentation. Winter Braids IV, Dijon, February 11, 2014.

Ciac, si gira: le trecce. presentation (in italian). Camerino, October 16, 2013.

A visual introduction to the w-story. pdf. Aarhus, June 3, 2013.


Teaching

Spring 2013: Experimental mathematics laboratory at school level, University of Trento (in Italian)

Teaching assistant

Spring 2012: Experimental mathematics laboratory at school level, University of Trento (in Italian)

Spring 2011: Experimental mathematics laboratory at school level, University of Trento (in Italian)

Spring 2010: Geometria 2, University of Trento (in Italian)

Spring 2007: Stochastik für Informatiker, Universität Tübingen (in German)


Other

One of my movies in Bridges 2014 Short Movies Festival. View it on youtube.

One of my movies in Bridges 2014 Short Movies Festival.

The film Braids published on imaginary.


Some of the past activities

In Toronto from March 6 to April 18, working on invariants of knotted spheres. See a talk by Dror Bar-Natan.

Seminar "A foray into 4-dimensional knot theory", students' seminar, Dijon April 28.

Teacher training and loan of teaching material for the educational workshops (see the lab page, in italian).

Math.en.jeans: local organizer for Trentino-Alto Adige 2013-2014, 2012-2013; researcher in 2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2010-2011, 2009-2010.

An exhibit and a video for MuSe, the new science museum of Trento.

Longitudine (in italian): students learning 3d graphics with POV-Ray to do animations about astronomy (Liceo Torricelli, Bolzano).

High school students residential workshops (Bottega del matematico, in Italian, 2013, 2012, 2011).


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