Meeting with Sylvie BENZONI-GAVAGE

The Rulpidon in all its aspects

A mathematical and artistic adventure

In the garden of the Maison Poincaré in Paris, the public can admire a steel sculpture weighing three hundred kilograms and two meters on a side, the Rulpidon. With its symmetrical shape, at once square, round and oval, this work by Ulysse Lacoste, immobile but seeming ready to move, is intriguing.

Passionate about this geometric curiosity, Sylvie Benzoni-Gavage leads the investigation. Combining insatiable curiosity and mathematical progress, she guides us into the strange and fascinating world of topology, a branch of mathematics which studies geometric objects from the angle of their invariant properties under deformation.

Meeting with Sylvie BENZONI-GAVAGE
Wednesday June 12
from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

184 pages
143 x 215 mm
Collection Quai des Sciences
Editions Dunod

Price : 18,90 €

Sylvie Benzoni
Sylvie Benzoni-Gavage is a mathematician, university professor in Lyon and director of the Henri Poincaré Institute in Paris. She is a specialist in equations applied to the modeling of fluids and waves and author of reference works.