# Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

Hamid Naderi Yeganeh | |
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Naderi Yeganeh and a digital print of his artwork "A Bird in Flight" | |

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Nationality | Iranian |

Known for | mathematical art |

Notable work | A Bird in Flight, Boat |

**Hamid Naderi Yeganeh** (Persian: حمید نادری یگانه; born July 26, 1990 in Iran^{[1]}) is an Iranian mathematical artist.^{[2]}^{[3]}^{[4]} He is known for using mathematical formulas to create drawings of real-life objects, intricate illustrations, animations, fractals and tessellations.^{[5]}^{[6]}^{[7]} His artwork *9,000 Ellipses* was used as the background cover image of *The American Mathematical Monthly – November 2017*.^{[8]}^{[9]}^{[10]}

## Contents

## Works[edit]

### Drawings of real-life objects[edit]

Naderi Yeganeh has introduced two methods to draw real-life objects with mathematical formulas.^{[3]} In the first method, he creates tens of thousands of computer-generated mathematical figures to find a few interesting shapes accidentally.^{[12]} For example, by using this method, he found some shapes that resemble birds, fishes and sailing boats.^{[13]}^{[14]}^{[15]} In the second method, he draws a real life object with a step-by-step process. In each step, he tries to find out which mathematical formulas will produce the drawing.^{[16]}^{[3]} For example, by using this method, he drew birds in flight, butterflies, human faces and plants using trigonometric functions.^{[17]}^{[18]}^{[19]}^{[16]}

### Fractals and tessellations[edit]

He has designed some fractals and tessellations inspired by the continents.^{[20]}^{[21]} For example, in 2015, he described the fractal Africa with an Africa-like octagon and its lateral inversion.^{[13]}^{[22]}

## Views[edit]

Naderi Yeganeh believes that there are an infinite number of ways of using mathematical tools in art.^{[23]} He says, "I don’t think computer-made art clashes with human creativity, but it can change the role of artists.”^{[24]}

## Education[edit]

Naderi Yeganeh received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Qom.^{[25]} He won a gold medal at the 38th Iranian Mathematical Society’s Mathematics Competition in May 2014 and a silver medal at the 39th IMS’s Mathematics Competition in May 2015.^{[26]}^{[27]}^{[28]}

## Exhibitions and conferences[edit]

**Art ∩ Math**, Center on Contemporary Art (Seattle, WA), March 1 - April 14, 2018.^{[29]}**The Intersection of Art + Math**, Schack Art Center (Everett, WA), April 26 - June 2, 2018.^{[30]}**LASER Talks in Tehran**, Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Tehran, Iran), August 10, 2018.^{[31]}

## Gallery[edit]

Below are some examples of Yeganeh's mathematical figures:

## References[edit]

**^**"دانشگاه قم/مصاحبه با آقای..." (in Persian). University of Qom. Retrieved April 20, 2015.**^**Crum, Maddie (August 18, 2015). "These Delicate Drawings Are The Handiwork Of A Very Smart Computer".*The Huffington Post*.- ^
^{a}^{b}^{c}Smith, Belinda (February 29, 2016). "The art and beauty of mathematics".*Cosmos*. **^**Antonick, Gary (January 5, 2015). "The Chess Master".*The New York Times (blog)*.**^**MacDonald, Fiona (February 19, 2016). "7 times mathematics became art and blew our minds".*Science Alert*.**^**Chung, Stephy (September 18, 2015). "Next da Vinci? Math genius using formulas to create fantastical works of art".*CNN*.**^**Passaro, Davide. "Matematica e arti visive: percorsi interdisciplinari fra matematica, arte e coding".*Maddmaths!*. SIMAI Società Italiana di Matematica Applicata e Industriale. Retrieved 2019-02-04.**^**"About the Cover".*The American Mathematical Monthly*.**124**: 772. November 2017. JSTOR 10.4169/amer.math.monthly.124.9.772.**^**"Iranian Math Whiz Da Vinci Design on Cover of U.S. Mathematics Monthly".*Kayhan*. November 6, 2017.**^**Naderi Yeganeh, Hamid (November 10, 2016). "These Beautiful Images Are Created By Drawing Ellipses".*Huffington Post (blog)*.**^**""A Bird in Flight (2016)," by Hamid Naderi Yeganeh". American Mathematical Society. March 23, 2016. Retrieved March 29, 2017.**^**Young, Lauren (January 19, 2016). "Math Is Beautiful".*Science Friday*.- ^
^{a}^{b}Bellos, Alex (February 24, 2015). "Catch of the day: mathematician nets weird, complex fish".*The Guardian*. **^**Mellow, Glendon (August 6, 2015). "Mathematically Precise Crosshatching".*Scientific American (blog)*.**^**"This is not a bird (or a moustache)". Plus Magazine. January 8, 2015. Retrieved April 22, 2015.- ^
^{a}^{b}Naderi Yeganeh, Hamid (January 9, 2017). "How to Draw with Math".*Scientific American (blog)*. **^**Naderi Yeganeh, Hamid (January 12, 2016). "Drawing Birds in Flight With Mathematics".*Huffington Post (blog)*.**^**""Butterfly (1)," by Hamid Naderi Yeganeh". American Mathematical Society. March 23, 2016. Retrieved January 23, 2017.**^**Naderi Yeganeh, Hamid (March 8, 2016). "Drawing Human Faces With Mathematics".*Huffington Post (blog)*.**^**Antonick, Gary (April 13, 2015). "The Tax Collector".*The New York Times (blog)*.**^**"Continents, Math Explorers' Club, and "I use math for…"". mathmunch.org. April 2015. Retrieved April 20, 2015.**^**"Hamid Naderi Yeganeh: Fractal Africa". The De Morgan Forum – London Mathematical Society. September 21, 2016. Retrieved October 10, 2016.**^**Cook, Katherine; Finkel, Dan (2018-03-13).*Art N Math*. Center on Contemporary Art. ISBN 9780999081921.**^**Zhao, Han (2018-05-07). "Can an algorithm be art?".*Christian Science Monitor*. ISSN 0882-7729. Retrieved 2018-05-09.**^**"Hamid Naderi Yeganeh". Huffington Post. Retrieved September 8, 2016.**^**"ESMA Newsletter February 2015" (PDF). ESMA European Society for Mathematics and the Arts. February 2015. Retrieved March 19, 2015.**^**"Math Art: Hamid Naderi Yeganeh". Washington University in St. Louis. February 2015. Retrieved March 19, 2015.**^**"سی ونهمین مسابقه ریاضی دانشجویی کشور" (PDF) (in Persian). Iranian Mathematical Society. May 2015. Retrieved May 18, 2015.**^**"Art ∩ Math".*CoCA Seattle*. Retrieved 2018-06-04.**^**"The Intersection of Art + Math | Exhibit | Schack Art Center".*www.schack.org*. Retrieved 2018-06-04.**^**"LASER Talks in Tehran".*Leonardo/ISAST*. Retrieved 2018-08-13.**^**"Hamid Naderi Yeganeh, "Heart" (November 2014)". American Mathematical Society. November 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2015.**^**""A Bird in Flight (2015)," by Hamid Naderi Yeganeh". American Mathematical Society. September 16, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2015.**^**""Boat," by Hamid Naderi Yeganeh". American Mathematical Society. September 16, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2015.