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Math is Beautiful: A Snapshot from the JMM Exhibits Hall

Diana Davis with earrings

Diana Davis at the Math is Beautiful booth in aisle 200 of the exhibit hall.

There is so much beautiful math in the exhibits hall–seriously, there is no way I could give a survey of everything down here!  So instead I’ll just share a snapshot (or a few) of one of the great exhibitors. Diana Davis is a mathematician studying periodic billiard paths (primarily on pentagons!), a Visiting Assistant Professor at Swarthmore, and Artist/Creative Chief/CEO of Math is Beautiful (“But it’s just me,” Diana says when I run this title by her–yes, she is the sole employee of her small company).  She makes and sells earrings, coasters, T-shirts, and other items featuring her mathematical creations/discoveries and social justice.  I stopped by to see Diana’s Math is Beautiful booth in aisle 200 of the exhibits hall (100 level of the Baltimore Convention Center).  She also has two beautiful pieces in the Mathematical Art Exhibit (right next to her booth in the Exhibits Hall).

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