CTMS Adventures In Theory Lectures Seminar
Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 3:30pm, French Science 2231
L. Mahadevan (Harvard University)
Programming shape: mathematics, physics and engineering
Abstract:
Recent progress in understanding the shape-shifting abilities of thin sheets in natural and artificial settings naturally raises the prospect that we might be able to design and control shape. I will describe our attempts to solve this inverse problem in the context of such questions as inverse kirigami for programming planar shape, inverse origami for programming curvature, and inverse metric design for shape control of smooth surfaces in three dimensions.

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