Cutting and Sewing Riemann Surfaces in Mathematics, Physics and Clay

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A series of ceramic artworks are presented, inspired by the author’s research connecting theoretical physics to the beautiful theory of Riemann surfaces. More specifically the research is related to the classification of curves on the surfaces based on a description of them as built from basic building blocks known as “pairs of pants”. The relevant background on this mathematics of these two dimensional spaces is outlined, some of the artistic process is explained: Both the conceptual ideas and their implementation. Many photos of the ceramics are included to illustrate this and the connected physics problem is briefly mentioned.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of Bridges 2022: Mathematics, Art, Music, Architecture, Culture
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2022


  • physics
  • mathematics
  • knitting
  • sciart


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