Tokyo-Berkeley Symposium
"Forms in Nature and Art"

January 26-27, 2019





Lecture Hall
Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences,
the University of Tokyo

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Forms and patterns bridge art and sciences in diverse fields. We have lectures and discussions by
specialists in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Information Science, Robotics, Graphic Science,
Architecture, Industrial Design, and Art.

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Speakers of the Symposium will include:
Maria Paz Gutierrez (UC Berkeley)
Shuichi Hiraoka (UTokyo)
Toshimasa Kikuchi (UTokyo)
Mimi Koehl (UC Berkeley)
Toshitake Kohno (UTokyo)
Kazuya Saito (UTokyo)
Simon Schleicher (UC Berkeley)
Tomohiro Tachi (UTokyo)
Asao Tokolo (Artist)
Takuya Umedachi (UTokyo)
Shunji Yamanaka (UTokyo)

Timetable (tentative)

Talk titles:
Shuichi Hiraoka (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, UTokyo)
Molecular "Hozoh: a new method for creating nano-architectures based on a traditional
technique in macroscopic scale
Toshimasa Kikuchi (The University Museum, UTokyo)
The boundary line between art and science - scientific specimens as a resource
Mimi Koehl (Department Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley)
Biological structures function in complex environments
Toshitake Kohno (Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, UTokyo)
Mathematical forms - collection of geometric models at the University of Tokyo
Kazuya Saito (Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, UTokyo)
Patterns in Insect Wings
Simon Sleicher (College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley)
Towards an elastic architecture: Learning from Naturefs flexible and resilient structures
Tomohiro Tachi (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, UTokyo)
Folding from flat : science of origami.
Asao Tokolo (Artist)
Individual and group
Takuya Umedachi (Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, UTokyo)
Gait patterns and morphologies of caterpillars:
understanding the relation through the robotic approach

Reception: 18:00-20:00, January 27
Common Room, Mathematical Sciences Bldg., Komaba Campus


Collaboration Design Workshop: January 28-30, 2019 [Details]

Room 507 Bldg. 15, Komaba Campus, the University of Tokyo


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Information:
Toshitake Kohno, Graduate School of Mathemarical Sciences, the University of Tokyo
Tomohiro Tachi, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo

Supported by
Top Global University Project, MEXT Japan
KAKENHI 16H06106, JSPS
KAKENHI 16H03931, JSPS