Dr. Tom Fleming

thomas-flemingOrganization: Goldman Sachs
Personal Biography: Dr. Fleming received a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California San Diego in 2006. His specialty is topology and knot theory, which, roughly speaking, is the mathematical study of rubber bands. After a summer post-doc at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, he joined a major Wall Street firm as a strategist. Tom lives in New York City and enjoys surfing, hiking, and afternoon naps.

Directed Study Topic: Origami and Mathematics
This course will examine a number of mathematical ideas, including the Euler characteristic, fractional dimension, linking number and more. Along the way delegates will explore how business cards, small, sturdy and widely dispensed for free, can be transformed into beautiful and interesting geometric objects.

Participants may keep any origami models they make during the course.