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The Differential Geometry and Mechanics of Tying Your Shoelaces

Presented by: 
John H. Maddocks EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Friday 3rd March 2017 - 09:25 to 09:45
INI Seminar Room 1
Building in part on some rather old joint work of JHM and JBK, I will describe some quite surprising differential geometry of two intertwined idealised circular ropes that are in equilibrium.
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons