• Dr.
    • Martin Skrodzki
    • TU Delft - The Netherlands
    • Computer Graphics and Visualization

Mathematical Art - A Symmetry Playground

When mathematics and arts come together, a space is opened for exploration, illustration, and experimentation. Symmetry can play an important role here, but its absence is equally remarkable. We will look at several works from the broad area of MathArt and explore their symmetric properties: Sand grain patterns from the early 19th century inspire vivid 3D rendings and sculptures. The golden ratio gives rise to a spiral that can be twisted and deformed to separate space. And finally, a pattern of pentagons creates an unexpected fractal structure.


Martin Skrodzki studied mathematics and computer science in Dortmund (Germany), Laredo (TX, USA), and Berlin (Germany), where he graduated with a Dr. rer. nat. in 2019 at the Freie University Berlin. Afterward, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Computational and Experimental Mathematics (ICERM) at Brown University (RI, USA), the RIKEN institute (Japan) funded by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, and TU Delft (Netherlands) funded by the Walter-Benjamin-Program of the German Research Foundation. He is currently an assistant professor with a special focus on education in the group of Computer Graphics and Visualization at TU Delft. His research interests include the use of illustrations for research and education in mathematics, visualization of high-dimensional data, discrete geometry processing as well as interactions between mathematics and arts.