Plus Advent Calendar Door #6: Maths takes flight

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Layout of the new gallery

The layout of the new maths gallery, which opened at the Science Museum, London, in 2016.

If you're looking for a fun outing this holidays, why not step inside an abstract mathematical space! You can do just this in the maths gallery at the Science Museum in London.

In this podcast from 2015, just before the gallery opened, we talked to Shajay Bhooshan from Zaha Hadid Architects, the lead designer on the project, about how you create a mathematical space, and the role of maths in design and architecture.

You can read more about the gallery in the accompanying news story.

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They got rid of lots of the stuff that used to be on display before.


I wish that this model, as shown in my working paper SSRN 2600103 "A Mechanical Model for Teaching Macroeconomics" was built and shown in the exhibition. It is easily found on the internet and it includes a diagram plus three photographs of the physical model itself.