On Wednesday, October 7th at 4 pm there will be a talk by Tony DeRose, a Senior Scientist and lead of the Research Group at Pixar Studios, at ECU in Edmond about the digital revolution in film making and the role of math in these advances. As Dr. DeRose himself said at UC Davis:
the movies are really motivating the creation of new math.
Dr. DeRose has an undergrad in physics, a Ph.D. in Computer Science, and was a professor for 9 years before making the jump to movies. It should be a fantastic talk and you shouldn’t miss it!
A bunch of people from OU are going to this. If you’d like information on transportation, etc. you should email Jon Kujawa in the OU Math Department ASAP!
P.S. Dr. DeRose was a major contributor to the Oscar winning short film Geri’s Game :