Mathematics and Architecture

A Diderot Mathematical Forum dedicated to

“Mathematics and Architecture”

will be held on June 8th 2019 in the three cities :

Helsinki (Finland), Porto (Portugal) and Prague (Czech Republic)


The cycle of conferences "Diderot Mathematical Forum" was introduced by the European Mathematical Society (EMS) in 1996.

 Each conference takes place simultaneously in three European cities exchanging information by videoconferences, addresses a specific topic, and has both a research and a public component.




Organizer : Juliette Kennedy


- Kirsi Peltonen (Aalto University)
IN TRANSITION - Mathematics and Art

- Philip Tidwell (Aalto University)
The Imaginary from Number to Space

- Juhani Pallasmaa (Aalto University)
Man, Measure, Proportion: mathematics and music in architecture

- Axel Kilian (MIT)
Embodied Computation - Architectural Robotics

Location: Metsätalo, conference room 2, Unioninkatu 40 00170 Helsinki



Organizers: João Pedro Xavier and João Nuno Tavares


- Sylvie Duvernoy (Politecnico di Milano. Scuola di Design)
Guarino Guarini, architect and mathematician

- Alexandra Paio (ISCTE-IUL)
Shape grammar

- José Pedro Sousa (FAUP)
Parametric architecture and digital manufacturing

- João Pedro Xavier (FAUP)
Perspective in perspective

Location: University of Porto / Department of Mathematics



Organizer : Jiří Rákosník


- Henri H. Achten (Prague, Czech Technical University)

- Robert Aish (London, University College London)

- Daniel Piker (London, Foster and Partners)

- Christopher Williams (Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology)

Location: Institute of Mathematics of the Czech Academy of
Sciences, Žitná 609/25, 110 00, Prague


A publishing of a book in the series of the CIM-Springer collection ) is considered

Secretariat and Administration

CIM (Centro Internacional de Matemática, Portugal )

Coordination and Contact

Mireille.Chaleyat-Maurel (University Paris Descartes, Paris, France)