Events and News
On April 12, Helaman and Claire Ferguson spoke at Claire’s alma mater, Smith College. Their presentation discussed both the sculpture Aperiodic Penrose Torus installed at Smith in 1995, and Helaman’s most recent piece, the 24-foot high, 65-ton Umbilic Torus SC installed at Stonybrook University in October 2013. The Aperiodic Penrose Torus has reference to the work of Marjorie Senechal at Smith.
Helaman and Claire Ferguson have written a foreward to Lattice Sums: Then and Now, by Jonathan Borwein, Lawrence Glasser, Ross McPhedran, James Wan and John Zucker, which Cambridge University Press is bringing out in late 2013. The foreward explains some of the creative processes which led to Helaman Ferguson’s 2004 sculpture which is received by winners of the Borwein Award, including his childhood sorting of salt!
Helaman Ferguson and his wife Claire Ferguson will be delivering an MAA Invited Address at the Joint Math Meetings to be held January 15-18, 2014 in Baltimore Maryland. The title of their presentation will be “Mathematics in Stone and Bronze.”