A curious collaboration

Mathemalchemy is an exciting collaborative enterprise, driven by the energy and enthusiasm of twenty-four mathematical artists and artistic mathematicians who are working to create a large multimedia art installation that celebrates the creativity and beauty of mathematics.


Clay Critters and other questions

Round Peg, Square Hole: Designing Clay Critters for Mathemalchemy

Since joining the Mathemalchemy project, I have found myself discussing questions that I never could have anticipated asking previously—questions like “why would a tortoise use a backpack to transport tessellating cookies, instead of using a wagon?” and “yes, but what is the chipmunks’ motivation?” I have relished the unexpected sentences the team has generated over…

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Chronicling the project’s progress

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A 360° experience of the one-quarter-size maquette

Here you can explore the one-quarter-size maquette realized by Mathemalchemy’s Artistic Director Dominique Ehrmann. This miniature gives a holistic view of the final installation – but bear in mind that it is merely a maquette. For instance, the polyhedral dice are stand-ins for intricate 3D-printed polyhedral rocks in the full-scale installation. Many other details will also be more striking in the final installation, which we expect to unveil by the summer of 2021.

Celebrating beauty and creativity



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The Debut of Mathemalchemy

Our Sponsors

We are extremely thankful for the help and financial support of our sponsors. Their valuable help has enabled the Mathemalchemy project to realize its visual explorations of mathematical creativity.