LU-MRRL Lecture Series: Kirigami Crafts: From Folding and Cutting Paper to Smart Materials and Soft Robotics

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Origami--the Japanese art of folding paper--and its cutting variation Kirigami, are among the most popular crafts we learn as kids. The joy of creating interesting shapes from a flat sheet is something we carry well into adulthood.

Get ready to make Kirigami paper crafts with Dr. Vianney Gimenez-Pinto, assistant professor of physics and chemistry. In her talk, she will also explore how folding a paper airplane or cutting a paper snowflake has inspired applied scientists and engineers toward developing new materials, devices, and technologies.