“Geometry: the archetype of beauty” public lecture and photo gallery

“Geometry is the archetype of the beauty of the world.” – Johannes Kepler

Geometry was born from practical needs in ancient civilisations. Over the years, geometry has pushed boundaries of abstract and philosophical thought, facilitated scientific discoveries, and left an imprint in the finest art pieces.

On the evening of Pi Day on 14 March 2024, mathematician Milena Radnović presented the public lecture “Geometry: the archetype of beauty“, hosted by SMRI. Watch the recording on YouTube:

Speaker bio: Milena Radnović is Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Sydney. Her research interests lie in geometry and dynamical systems.

Milena was born, raised and educated in Belgrade, Serbia, where she carried out research at the Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Art and taught talented students in the Mathematical Grammar School. She has held fellowships with the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, and the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy.

In addition to mathematics, Milena loves to read, cook, exercise, and spend time with her daughter, family, and friends.

Photo gallery

All photos by Maja Baska.

Larissa Fedunik-Hofman