WASHINGTON (Dispatches) - A 25-year-old Iranian mathematics major, genius and award-winning mathlete, Hamid Naderi Yeganeh, began studying mathematics at the University of Qom in Iran in 2012. At the same time, he developed a love for art.
What might be surprising however, is that Yeganeh's formula, (cos(6?k/2000)-i cos(12?k/2000))e^(3?i/4), acts like his pen and ink. He uses formulas like these, combined with computer software programs to create fantastical and intricate mathematical artworks.
The gold winner of the 38th university students' mathematicians and also silver winner of the 39th university students' mathematicians has ranked 9th in the 20th university Olympiad in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
"At first I was interested in beautiful, symmetrical shapes. So, I started to create mathematical figures using trigonometric functions to define the endpoints of line segments. After a while, I understood I could find interesting shapes that looked like real life things, such as animals."
"The images (I make) are defined by basic mathematical concepts. At first, I use multiple formulas to create many different images. Then, I choose the best results," Yeganeh explains.
Yeganeh points to Iranian tiling as a good example of the use of tessellations, or repeating patterns of polygons. He applies the same concept, in his own work.
His design has been printed on the cover of American Mathematical Monthly with his permission.
Leonardo Da Vinci's work was also greatly influenced by mathematics.