Margaret Wertheim

Margaret Wertheim

Internationally noted science writer and curator Margaret Wertheim visited the University of Iowa campus February 11, 2016 to deliver the seventh lecture in the Creative Matters series sponsored by the UI Office of the Vice President for Research. Below are stories, text, video, photos, and other materials chronicling and related to the visit.

Margaret Wertheim

Wertheim is the founder and director of the Institute For Figuring (IFF), a Los Angeles-based institution for exploring creative engagements with topics ranging from geometry and topology, to physics, computation, and biological form.


A video of the remarks is also available at

Margaret Wertheim speaks on ‘The Poetic Enchantments of Science’

“Who would have thought that from this simple feminine craft, you would find links between doilies, coral, and the cosmos?”

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Article by Anne Easker.
Photos by Miranda Meyer.

Creative Matters is an initiative of the UI Arts Advancement Committee and is sponsored by the UI Office of the Vice President for Research.

Six speakers have been confirmed so far, and detailed information is available online at

All events are free and open to the public.

The Office of the Vice President for Research provides resources and support to researchers and scholars at the University of Iowa and to businesses across Iowa with the goal of forging new frontiers of discovery and innovation and promoting a culture of creativity that benefits the campus, the state, and the world.

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