Webinar on Kepler, Bees and the Rhombic Dodecahedron
The Webinar on Kepler, Bees and the Rhombic Dodecahedron took place on Thursday, September 10th, 2020 from 2 pm until 3:30 pm, with Roberto Cardil from Spain, as our invited speaker. This virtual event was free and open to the general public.
The invited speaker started the virtual event by explaining what the rhombic dodecahedron is and how the German mathematician Johannes Kepler discovered this polyhedron by watching the base of the cells of the bees. Roberto Cardil then described how the rhombic dodecahedron is related to the packing of spheres and where we can find this polyhedron in nature and in art. The speaker also showed several spectacular geometric figures that he made using different materials including paper, cardboard, magnets, and others. Finally, Roberto Cardil invited the participants to visit his website http://www.matematicasvisuales.com.