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'Visualizations in the Sciences'

When: Nov. 10-Dec. 17 2015

Art, math and science all traffic heavily in abstraction. An exhibition at the University of Vermont’s Davis Center features student and faculty work that highlights the symbiotic relationship between visual and quantitative disciplines. “Images have proven to be one of the most powerful mediums through which to express new scientific ideas,” the group statement claims. They attribute that power to “an image’s unique ability to convey information universally by relying on a sensory experience that is a central part of our everyday lives.” Shown here is work by Greg Warrington, professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, that “depicts the roots of a family of 726,636 polynomials associated to the Coxeter group H_4.” It doesn't matter whether you’re more thrilled by this description or by the representation’s Rorschach-like symmetry. The point is, you don’t always have to choose one type of beauty.

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