The Kavli Institute has a new piece of kinetic art which has captured the attention of many of the locals…
It makes geometric patterns in sand, ever changing.
Some start off simple
but they move.
It is endlessly fascinating, the kids love it (sometimes a bit too much, but the patterns regenerate) and it has kept a number of physicists distracted while they try to figure out how he does it.
(I have a theory, based on observing the kids’ epxeriments, and the fact that my credit cards were not all destroyed when I sat on the edge…).
It is really lovely.
Also check out Jean-Pierre’s other work at his website above, and that of the other algorists, it is art that seems to have innate appeal to a lot of physical and mathematical scientists.