DIMENSIONS: THE MATHEMATICS OF SYMMETRY AND SPACE
Until 9 June 2019
Developed in collaboration with Oxford’s world-renowned Mathematical Institute, this exhibition invited visitors to explore what it means to move in one, two, three and more dimensions. Using stunning Islamic ceramics, prehistoric carvings and Renaissance prints alongside virtual reality technology, we embarked on a journey of discovery from ancient cultures into cutting-edge science.
Starting from the single point of zero dimensions to the infinite dimensions of theoretical mathematics, the exhibition explored what it means to experience and represent the patterns and spaces of our complex three-dimensional world.
The exhibition was accompanied by a range of other exhibitions and events across Oxford in 2019 as part of the Thinking 3D research project.
Find out more in our short film
Wednesday 1 May 2019, 2.15pm – Curator’s talk
Wednesday 8 May 2019, 2.15pm – Explore the world of virtual reality
Wednesday 15 May 2019, 2.15pm – Mathematician Talk: Fractals