Join us and TCD Japanese Society for a talk by Victoria Lebed on the Mathematics of Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding. Afterwards, we’ll be putting our folding to the test with an origami workshop (refreshments will be provided). Origami provides a wealth of interesting geometrical problems – constructions within the mathematical axioms of origami (the Huzita–Hatori axioms) allow us to do classically impossible constructions, like the trisection of an angle and the doubling of a cube, as well as solve mathematical equations. They allow us to create origami models using a mathematical basis – leading to staggeringly complex designs like this and this – all from a single sheet of paper!