Sculptor and Mathematician Helaman Ferguson to Give Talk• April 7, 2009
Wabash College will host sculptor and mathematician, Helaman Ferguson, who will lecture at 8 p.m., Monday, April 13, in room 104 in Hays Hall.
Ferguson is both a sculptor whose work is located in institutions and collections worldwide and an internationally known mathematician whose PSLQ algorithm has been listed as one of the top ten in the 20th century. His wife, Claire, has written extensively on Helaman’s work, including the Gold Ink and Ozzie Award winning book, Helaman Ferguson: Mathematics in Stone and Bronze.
Ferguson’s mathematical sculptures in stone and bronze celebrate ancient and modern mathematical discoveries, melding the universal languages of sculpture and mathematics. Using multimedia, Ferguson traces his creations from initial concept, mathematical design, computer graphics, diamond cutting, and final form.
His talk is free and open to the public.