The Art and Science of Knots

I’m speaking at this tomorrow:

Panel Discussion

The Art and Science of Knots

30 November 2016 – 2:30 pm

Beyond their practical use, knots have been a source of artistic inspiration since the dawn of human culture.  In more recent times, knots have also started showning up in scientific pursuits – in physics, mathematics, and biology – often in surprising contexts.

This interdiscplinary panel discussion will aim to shed light on the various roles knots and knot theory play today, how they are related to each other, and what developments the future might bring.

The discussion is aimed at a wide audience, and all are welcome to attend.


Sir Michael Berry (University of Bristol)

Panel Members:

Dr Gareth Alexander (physicist, University of Warwick)

Sir Michael Atiyah (mathematician, Trinity College, Cambridge and University of Edinburgh)

Katie McCallum (Artist)

Prof Paul Sutcliffe (mathematical physicist, University of Durham)

Hamish Todd (biologist, University of Edinburgh)

Knot Picture

Time & Venue

2:30 pm – 30 November 2016

Swann Lecture Theatre, Michael Swann Building, The University of Edinburgh



Michael Atiyah

Johan Martens

Paul Sutcliffe

Lindisfarne inspired

Please contact with any questions.

This event is funded by the Leverhulme Trust


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