Splash Biography

VALENTINA SIMON, Yale Freshman studying Data Science and Statistics

Major: Data Science and Statistics

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Past Classes

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M4598: Mathematics through Escher’s Eyes in Splash Fall 2022 (Oct. 29, 2022)
What is the geometry behind the incredible mosaic patterns in mosques? How do you fit an infinite plane inside a circle? What is the role of symmetry in art, math, and n-dimensional mobius strips? Explore these questions and more by delving into the life of renowned artist (and secretly mathematician) Escher. The class includes optical illusion paintings, some unusual math, and a few hands on projects to make your own Escher inspired work. No art or math skills required!

M4536: Mathematics through Escher's Eyes in Splash Spring 2022 (Apr. 16, 2022)
Explore the beauty of mathematics through Escher's artwork. Learn about tessellations, make your own mobius strip, and question the role of symmetry in higher order functions. No calculations involved, only a love for optical illusions, and a desire to know how they work!