Robert Connelly - Why Things Don’t Fall Down

May 20, 2005 at 7:30 pm

Diagrams of tensegrity structures
Robert Connelly is a mathematician at Cornell University who specializes in understanding the mathematics of rigid bodies.

In this talk he will discuss the question of what makes buildings, bridges and spiderwebs hold up by exploring the properties of tensegrities. Hands-on activity will allow the audience to build their own tensegrity structures.
This lecture presented by the Institute for Figuring