Math in Photography

How does Math relate to beauty, art, and fashion? Jessica Wynne, a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York explored the beauty of math in her most recent project. She took creative photos of chalkboards that were labeled “Do Not Erase.” The results prove that beauty can be found in the most mundane and unexpected places. See more about Professor Wynne’s journey here.

Mathematical Model for Directional Hearing in Animals

Being able to locate the source of sound is a skill that humans employ based on the difference in the amount of time the sound waves take to reach each ear.  For smaller birds, reptiles and mammals, the distance between the ears is too small to base sound location off of the same strategy.  Mathematicians from the Technical University of Munich have used a model to show how these animals compensate for this. Read more about this here.