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Webinar: Visualizing Mathematics in Rhinoceros

  • Presenter: Henry Segerman, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Oklahoma State University
  • When: Monday, November 19, 2018, 8:00 AM-10:00AM PST
  • Register here. Space is limited.

Can't attend? The video of the webinar will be posted to this page by November 20, 2018.


Mathematician Henry Segerman will show beautiful and compelling 3D printed mathematical generated art. Henry generates geometry with topology and symmetry, shapes, and space. Find the mathematical meaning by creating models with hyperbolic honeycombs, twisting torus knots, and scintillating shadow geometry.

In the second half of the presentation, he will show you how to make a “stereographic projection” with shadow sculpture using Rhino.

This webinar is for anyone fascinated by two, three and even four dimensional mathematics in 3D models. Henry will broaden your exposure to visual mathematical ideas, generation of geometry and 3D printed mathematical models.


The first part of the presentation is aimed at anyone interested in geometric art and design. The second part is for Rhino users interested in learning a new way to have geometry interact with light and shadow. No prior mathematical experience will be assumed or needed.

Order of Event

Duration: 2 hrs. (Webinar may go longer with additional questions.)

  • Intro
  • Part 1: Overview of Henry Segerman’s work
  • Break for questions
  • Part 2: Workshop to make a stereographic projection sphere.
  • More questions after (and during) the workshop.


You may work along with Henry during the workshop portion of the presentation. If you are new to Rhino, you may decide to watch and do the model with the video after the webinar. The video will allow you to stop and pause as you need to complete the exercise. The video will be available here by November 21st.

The Presenter

Henry Segerman received his masters in mathematics from the University of Oxford in 2001, and his Ph.D. in mathematics from Stanford University in 2007. After post-doctoral positions at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Melbourne, he joined the faculty at Oklahoma State University in 2013.

His research interests are in three-dimensional geometry and topology, working mostly on triangulations of three-manifolds, and in mathematical art and visualization. In visualization, he works mostly in the medium of 3D printing, with other interests in spherical video, virtual, and augmented reality.

He is the author of “Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing”, a popular mathematics book published by Johns Hopkins University Press in July 2016. See review here of his book Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing here by Zdeňka Guadarrama, associate professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO.

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