Interview with Bahman Kalantari Dr. Bahman Kalantari discusses software he has developed through his research into polynomial root-finding.


The Rise of Polynomials: A polynomiograph of z3 - 1 coming to life through 3D animation (and music).

Valentine's Day Special A heart themed animated polynomiograph.


Store: Exclusive, original Polynomiography merchandise is now for sale! Visit the Polynomiography Store to get yours today!

More News: Visit Bahman Kalantari's personal home page to learn additional news and other information related to polynomiography.

New Book Announcement: "Polynomial Root-Finding and Polynomiography" by Bahman Kalantari.

Article: Polynomiography is featured in the April 2007 edition of Muy Intersante. Spain's popular science magazine.

Cover: A polynomiograph featured on the February 2007 cover of the Finnish science magazine Tiede.

Cover: Kalantari's Polynomiography on the cover of Princeton University Press Mathematics Catalog [pdf]

Cover: Kalantari's Polynomiography on the cover of Princeton University Press book Fearless Symmetry: Exposing the Hidden Patterns of Numbers.

Exhibit: Kalantari's Polynomiography artwork part of traveling art-math exhibit in France and Greece.

NSF Review

An anonymous review on a proposal on polynomiography submitted to the National Science Foundation (NSF - ITR):

Root finding is indeed a hard field to make a splash in. Since the Sumarians, ancient Greeks, Isaac Newton, through Hermann Weyl and Stephen Smale, the best minds have given it a shot. I have taught the material in the classroom and have avoided the glitz associated with a lot of fractal geometry for fear of giving students less than what they need.

Well, I am now turning my head!

The global nature of the author's root finding algorithms and their simple interpretation in terms of Voronoi diagrams, Toeplitz forms, and basic calculus will force me to both revise my lectures and rethink how to most effectively use computers.

The [Principal Investigator] called the proposal an intersection between math and art. I find this an understatement in the following sense: It is interdisciplinary in the best sense of the word. That is it does not merely lie in the intersection of two fields but has the potential to make serious contributions to both. That is global algorithms for root finding and computer generated art. Not only are the tools exciting, but they are accessible to all. (Now I know what I can do this summer with the kids if I want to interest them in wonderful mathematics while they think they're having fun!)

This proposal represents a serious contribution to global root finding algorithms, computer generated art, and "bringing it all to the masses". It would be a shame not to fund it.