Mathematical structure permeates the natural world. Dr. Fathauer’s work blends mathematics with organic and inorganic forms from nature. This synthesis allows him to create novel and compelling artworks, realized as prints and ceramic sculptures. These derive their appeal from juxtapositions such as complexity and order; movement and balance; and geometric and biological character. They help us to see the role of mathematics in nature and ourselves and to stimulate our imagination and curiosity.

Tags: Education, Science Communication, Trust in science

Robert Fathauer

Breaking the Wall Between Art and Mathematics

Robert Fathauer has a PhD from Cornell University in Electrical Engineering and worked as a researcher at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In the early 1990s he began making art incorporating mathematics, and he has written numerous papers on his explorations in this area. Robert lives and works in Arizona, where he owns a small business producing and selling products that combine art and math. The main focus of his art currently is ceramic sculpture. He also took the lead in making art exhibitions an annual feature of both the Bridges Conference and the Joint Mathematics Meetings.

More Videos (BSW)

All Videos (BSW)

We use cookies and other technologies to collect data about your use of our site and about your browser, device and location. We process this data to help us understand how the site is used and to personalize our content and the advertising you see on this and other sites we also share this data with advertising, social media and analytics partners for the same purposes. By choosing “Accept All” you agree that we store cookies on your device and process the data for the aforementioned purposes . You may revoke your consent at any time by choosing the respective settings. For more information on the processing of personal data and what specific services we use see our Privacy Policy

Privacy Preference Center

We use cookies and other technologies to collect data about your use of our site and about your browser, device and location. We process this data to help us understand how the site is used and to personalize our content and the advertising you see on this and other sites we also share this data with advertising, social media and analytics partners for the same purposes. By choosing “Accept All” you agree that we store cookies on your device and process the data for the aforementioned purposes . You may revoke your consent at any time by choosing the respective settings. For more information on the processing of personal data and what specific services we use see our Privacy Policy

Necessary Cookies

These cookies are required to provide you with our site and its functions. Since storing these cookies is necessary for the provision of our site and its functions, you cannot disable them. If you block these cookies via you browser settings our site may not function properly.

Analyse Cookies

These cookies enable us to use website analytics in order to improve our site or provide you with personalized content. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.

Marketing Cookies

These cookies enable us to use online marketing and advertising in order to provide you on this or on other sites with personalized advertisement. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.