'Catching Snowflakes'

March 10, 2014 noon
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Robert Vanderbei, a Princeton University professor of operations research and financial engineering, is a mathematician with a specialized hobby. Vanderbei tinkers with camera lenses and uses image-enhancing software to produce exquisite pictures of snowflakes. In this video, he demonstrates his technique and explains how the artistic endeavor inspires his research.