fusing math and art

Professor wins

A 22-year-old MIT professor whose work fuses art, science, work and play is the recipient of a $500,000 MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as the genius grant.
Assistant Professor Erik Demaine of electrical engineering and computer science – who last month was called one of the most brilliant scientists in America by Popular Science magazine – is one of the youngest people ever selected for the fellowship and the youngest of the 24 named this year.

interesting combination of approaches. there is so much to explore here..