Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math? Curiosity on Stage is a series of short, interactive presentations that brings you face-to-face with researchers and innovators. Each week, a featured speaker delivers an engaging presentation followed by an interactive Q-and-A session. Curiosity on Stage invites you to learn directly from people working in the science and technology-related fields. Find out what they do and why it matters – and leave inspired by their stories of curiosity, overcoming obstacles, and innovation.
While everyone is welcome on the Demo Stage, this program is recommended for ages 10+.
This week: Thoughts on Leonardo da Vinci and Mathematics
Dr. Angelo Mingarelli, Professor of Mathematics, Carleton University
A professional mathematician by training, Dr. Angelo Mingarelli has always had a keen interest in the intersection of mathematics and the arts, whether they be visual, calligraphic, or sculptural. His interest in Leonardo da Vinci stems from his immersion in Italian culture in Montreal’s Little Italy in his youth.
A graduate of Loyola College in Montreal, Angelo obtained his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Toronto under the auspices of a National Research Council 1967 Science (Centennial) Scholarship. He was then an NSERC University Research Fellow at the University of Ottawa for many years before joining Carleton University in 1990 as Professor of Mathematics.
Angelo will present a brief synopsis of his interests in Leonardo da Vinci, science, and the arts and how they surfaced and merged.
July 6 - Jade Atkins, Carleton University - Ottawa's geologic and fossil history
July 13 - Ottawa Art Gallery
July 20 - Greg Mitchell, Wildlife Research Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada
July 27 - Oren Petel, Carleton University - Impacts and X-rays - A look inside helmet testing
August 3 - Medical Curiosity
August 10 - Ottawa Art Gallery
August 17 - Medical Curiosity
August 24 - Cynthia Cruickshank, Carleton University
August 31 - Sebastian Hadjiantoniou, Incuvers - From ideation to discovery: The past, present and future of science
November 2 - Issac Tamblyn, NRC-CNRC
November 16 - Emily Standen, Uottawa