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.


Programme :


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


Porto   Prague   Helsinki  
07:00-07:50   08:00-08:50   09:00-09:50 Philip Tidwell
08:00-08:50   09:00-09:30 Registration, welcome, opening. Henri Achten 10:00-10:50 Kirsi Peltonen
08:50-09:20   09:30-10:20 Robert Aish 10:50-11:20 COFFEE BREAK
09:20-10:10 Robert Aish+Christopher Williams+Daniel Piker 10:20-11:10 Robert Aish+Christopher Williams+Daniel Piker 11:20-12:10 Robert Aish+Christopher Williams+Daniel Piker
10:20-11:10 Alexandra Paio 11:10-12:00 Christopher Williams 12:10-14:00 LUNCH
11:20-12:10 Sylvie Duvernoy 12:00-12:50 Daniel Piker    
12:20-12:50 LUNCH 12:50-14:00 LUNCH 14:00-14:50 Axel Kilian
13:00-13:50 Juhani Pallasmaa  14:00-14:50 Juhani Pallasmaa  15:00-15:50 Juhani Pallasmaa 
14:00-14:50 Jose Pedro Sousa 15:00-15:50 Jose Pedro Sousa 16:00-16:50 Jose Pedro Sousa
15:00-15:50 João Pedro Xavier 16:40-17:00  Closing    


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)