A scientist to lecture about Origami application to space techonology, May 26

Origami Lecture Dr Lang Space  Telescope

Dr. Robert Lang stands in front of the space telescope. (Courtesy of the Japanese American National Museum)

In conjunction with Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami on display at the Japanese American National Museum, Dr. Robert Lang, former NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory staff, will lecture as following:

From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Modern Science of Origami

Saturday, May 26, 2:00 pm

Japanese American National Museum, 100 North Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Free lecture

The last decade of this past century has been witness to a revolution in the development and application of mathematical techniques to origami.

Robert Lang, one of the foremost origami artists in the world and a pioneer in computational origami and the development of formal design algorithms for folding, will speak at the Japanese American National Museum followed by an informal gallery talk.

Lecture is free. For Gallery Talk and to view the exhibition, regular admission rates apply. Reservations recommended to rsvp@janm.org or

(213) 625-0414.