I am a mathematician, teacher, artist and maker. I have done research on the geometry of tilings and patterns, such as the Penrose tiling, but more recently describe myself as pursuing unusual applications of mathematics. Some of these are really quite traditional, for example working with physicists to model the geometry of two dimensional crystals, but others are more exotic controlling robots and working with architects and designers. In all this I am driven by a passion to communicate the beauty and utility of mathematical thinking, and working in an interdisciplinary style.
My research has appeared in a wide range of journals including Nature, and the proceedings of the National Academy of Science. My artwork is installed in several universities from Imperial College in London to the University of Arkansas, and I have an adult coloring book of mathematical images which opens up a large range of mathematical topics to a wide range of people.