Oct 15 – 17, 2016
Japan timezone



About GEMS

Starts 15 Oct 2016 09:00

Ends 17 Oct 2016 18:00

OIST Conference Center

1919-1, Tancha Onna-son, Kunigami-gun Okinawa 904-0495 JAPAN



The aim of the new workshop Geometry and Materials Sciences (GEMS) is to trigger interdisciplinary research at the emerging interfaces of material sciences, applied mathematics, and geometric computing.

New shapes, new materials, new processes are at the horizon, yet, the scientific understanding and the communication structures are behind. GEMS provides a novel framework to trigger interdisciplinary discussions among 30 world experts at the forefront of modern applied geometry and materials sciences.

The workshop is open to the research community for participation. For additional information, please contact Naoko Tokumoto (naoko.tokumoto@oist.jp).



More than 30 experts from various areas of geometry and material sciences have been invited to provide an inspiring group of most creative people. Each invited speaker will give a 30 minute talk highlighting a hot development in his area and showcase the crosslinks and open problems it poses in other fields.

Among the speakers are:



During the workshop two large scale geometry installations will be assembled on the campus of OIST to inspire and initiate a discussion with the broader public.

Innovators Paul Hildebrandt (co-founder Zometool) and Rinus Roelofs (sculptor) will built with local student teams two geometric sculptures using their novel construction kits. A model from 4D space and a self-supporting 3D assembly will lead to many discussions about various aspects of the relation of geometry and materials.

1) By Paul Hildebrandt:
       Date: Sunday, 16th of October
       Time: 13:00~17:30
       Venue: C210, Center building, OIST
       Event Details & Registration

2) By Rinus Roelofs
       Date: Monday, 17th of October
       Time: 14:30~17:00
       Venue: Conference center, OIST
       Event Details



Eliot Fried, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
Konrad Polthier, Freie Universität Berlin
Wenping Wang, The University of Hong Kong