Science, Mathematics and Catholicism: The Four-Dimensional Geometry and Theology of Salvador Dali

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Location: 322 Jordan Hall of Science

Thomas Banchoff, Brown University

Science, Mathematics and Catholicism: he Four-Dimensional Geometry and Theology of Salvador Dali

Thomas Banchoff
Professor of Mathematics
Brown University

Salvador Dali loved to use images and ideas from mathematics and science in his paintings, and in his religious paintings in the 1950s he incorporated geometric figures in order to express theological perspectives.  The most notable is the four-dimensional cross in "Corpus Hypercubus".  This talk will describe the speakers interactions with the artist over a decade starting in 1975 as well as background at Notre Dame in the late 1950s.