BAMA presents, absolutely free
of Stanford University
Leading an adventure in
The Mathematics of
At San Jose State University
in the Engineering Auditorium
on Wednesday, April 3, 2002
at 7:30 pm
To generate realistic computer graphics requires an interesting combination
of mathematics, art, physics, and physiology. In this talk, we'll examine
a few mathematical techniques that are used to fool the human brain into
thinking that it is watching real dinasaurs battling movie stars or
spaceships landing on alien planets.
Tom Davis was a co-founder of Silicon Graphics and worked there for 16 years, primarily designing ultra-high-performance
computer graphics software and hardware. He is officially a pure
mathematician, having received a Ph.D. in that subject from Stanford
University, but has spent many years on hte dark side, applying the
arcane secerets of mathematics to computer engineering.
How to get to San Jose State University:
From 101 take the First street or Guadalope Expressway exit and go to Fourth
Street. Take Fourth to San Salvador Street; turn left onto San Salvador and park in the
Seventh Street garage ($2.00). The Engineering building is on San Fernando
between Seventh and Eighth Streets.
From highway 280 take the 7-th street exit and turn left on Seventh Street. The garage is on the left after 5 or 6 blocks.
The Engineering building is on San Fernando between 7-th and 8-th
To see a map of the campus
Contact BAMA organizers
Last revised on March 19, 2002