Maths and art: creating together
Mathématiques et art: Création commune

27 November – 01 December 2023


Scientific Committee 
Comité scientifique 

Pierre Arnoux (Aix-Marseille Université)
Sylvie Benzoni (Université Claude Bernard Lyon I)

Organizing Committee
Comité d’organisation

Jayadev Athreya (University of Washington)
Nicolas Bédaride (Aix-Marseille Université)
Vincent Borrelli (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
Arnaud Chéritat (CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier, Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse)
Thierry Coulbois (Université Aix-Marseille, I2M)
Rémi Coulon (CNRS, Université de Rennes 1, IRMAR)
Olga Paris-Romaskevich (CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université, I2M)

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Research in mathematics and artistic experience have much in common but catching this much precisely is hard or maybe even impossible. The simple comparisons are very tempting : art and math are creative endeavours, they have structure as well as are
exible in some regards, they ask for time and patience, sometimes they flourish from collaborations, and sometimes one makes revolutions alone. During this week, we would like to explore the relations between mathematics and arts by directly experiencing them.
The goal of this workshop is to foster collaborations inside the communities of artists and mathematicians, in order to establish a common language. We plan to reunite a small group of ten mathematicians (interested in art) and ten artists (interested in mathematics). The workshop will be organised by the participants
themselves, with activities aiming to explore differrent mathematical and artistic notions and tools. We aim for the most rich possible palette of profiles of artists.
We plan to shoot a report on the workshop in a form of a film.

The five day workshop will consist of following different activities :

• math plenary lectures on math concepts, history and challenges
• art plenary lectures
• working groups (ateliers, laboratoires) on dfferent math and art subjects
• art performances
• short challenges to make a project together
• free exchange times



to be announced