Renaissance Banff II: Mathematics, Music, Art, Culture (09w5134)


(Museum of Mathematics)

(University of Waterloo)

(Towson University )

(University of California, Berkeley)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Renaissance Banff II: Mathematics, Music, Art, Culture" workshop next week, July 25 - July 30, 2009.

Renaissance Banff II will be a 4 -day conference on Mathematics and its connections to Art, Music, and Science. It is designed to offer practicing mathematicians, scientists, artists, educators, musicians, writers, computer scientists, sculptors, dancers, playwrights, and model builders an opportunity to come together in a lively and charged atmosphere of mutual exchange and encouragement

Jointly hosted by the Banff Centre, BIRS and Bridges, the conference will feature solicited plenary talks, contributed talks, a public lecture, an art exhibition, a workshop on mathematics education within the context of mathematics and the arts, an art-in-progress exhibition, a theatrical presentation, a musical evening, a model building event, and an Exploration Day.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnolog�a (CONACYT).