### The connection between mathematics and art goes back thousands of years

Mathematics has been used in the design of Gothic cathedrals, Rose windows, oriental rugs, mosaics and tilings. Geometric forms were fundamental to the cubists and many abstract expressionists, and award-winning sculptors have used topology as the basis for their pieces. Dutch artist M.C. Escher represented infinity, Möbius bands, tessellations, deformations, reflections, Platonic solids, spirals, symmetry,…

### Notices of the American Mathematical Society

##### Volume 62, Number 2, February 2015

### European Mathematical Society

##### Newsletter No. 93, September 2014

http://www.ems-ph.org/journals/newsletter/pdf/2014-09-93.pdf

### Alexander Grothendieck (1928-2014)

##### Alexander Grothendieck, one of the most influential mathematicians of the 20th century, passed away November 13.

http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/news/14/11/15/alexander-grothendieck-1928-2014

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