Concinnitas Project

The Concinnitas Project is a collection of ten aquatints produced from the contributions of ten mathematicians and physicists in response to the prompt to transcribe their "most beautiful mathematical expression." The portfolio draws its name from a word famously used by the Renaissance scholar, artist, architect, and philosopher Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) to connote the balance of number, outline, and position (in essence, number geometry, and topology) that he believed characterize a beautiful work of art.

Curated and with an introductory text by Daniel Rockmore, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Dartmouth College. Below is an excerpt from his text, "Beautiful Mathematics" :

"These are my stories about beauty in mathematics. I think they share much with the stories accompanying the work created for this collection, each of which is a response to the question “what is your most beautiful mathematical expression?” These elegant streams of symbols and diagrams serve as mathematical madeleines for moments of discovery and connection, be they between ideas, or people, or both. In those connections our artists (and all mathematicians, computer scientists, and physicists are artists!) find beauty.

The Concinnitas project was itself born of a surprising connection of ideas and of people, the result of a chance encounter on an airplane between a mathematician who likes to think about art and an art dealer who likes to think about mathematics. I’m grateful to the many people who helped bring it to fruition – especially to the artists whose work is represented here."

The Concinnitas artists are:

Michael Atiyah
Enrico Bombieri
Simon Donaldson
Freeman Dyson
Murray Gell-Mann
Richard Karp
Peter Lax
David Mumford
Stephen Smale
Steven Weinberg
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The Langragian of the Electroweak Theory - Steven Weinberg

2014

Bernard Jacobson Graphics

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Newton's Method - Steve Smale

2014

Bernard Jacobson Graphics

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"Color" SU3 Symmetry Group Exactly Conserved - Murray Gell-Mann

2014

Bernard Jacobson Graphics

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Thirteen?? - David Mumford

2014

Bernard Jacobson Graphics

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Conservation Laws - Peter Lax

2014

Bernard Jacobson Graphics

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P Versus NP - Richard M. Karp

2014

Bernard Jacobson Graphics

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The MacDonald Equation - Freeman Dyson

2014

Bernard Jacobson Graphics

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Ampère’s Law - Simon Donaldson

2014

Bernard Jacobson Graphics

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The Ree Group Formula - Enrico Bombieri

2014

Bernard Jacobson Graphics

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The Index Theorem - Sir Michael Atiyah

2014

Bernard Jacobson Graphics

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