Wednesday, 23 October, 2013
SPEAKER: Prof. Ken Stephenson, UT
TITLE: Conformal Tilings II
ABSTRACT: We continue the discussion of conformal tilings by showing how the abstract versions can be realized as concrete geometric tilings. Using circle packing, we define "discrete" conformal tilings. These serve as a bridge between the combinatorial and geometric worlds, and since circle packings are computable, they give us an effective means of experimenting with conformal tilings.