Mathematics and Architecture

08/06/2019 a 08/06/2019

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.


Preliminary Programme :


Organizer : Juliette Kennedy


- Kirsi Peltonen (Mathematics, Aalto University)

- Philip Tidwell (Architecture, Aalto University)

- Juhani Pallasmaa (Architecture, Helsinki)

- Axel Kilian (Architecture, MIT)

Location :

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Helsinki, Finland



Organisers: 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

- Kim Williams (Nexus Network Journal)
Relationships between architecture and mathematics (to be broadcast)

Location :  University of Porto  / Department of Mathematics 



Organizer : Jiří Rákosník


- Prof. Henri H. Achten (Vice-dean for science, research and arts at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University, Prague)

- Robert Aish (London, UK)

- Daniel Piker (UK)

- Helmut Pottmann (Saudi Arabia)

- Christopher Williams (SE)

Location : Institute of Mathematics CAS


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)

Edited/published: 19/03/2019