The Geometry of Botany

The Leonardo da Vinci Society
Cordially invites you to

The Geometry of Botany

An illustrated lecture by Paola Tonelli,
Master Gardener


Thursday, February 12, 2015 7:30 pm
Museo Italo Americano
Fort Mason, Building C, San Francisco
Free for members of The Leonardo da Vinci Society

Suggested donation for non members: $10

For centuries, mathematicians and biologists have been fascinated by the recurrence of certain geometric forms and corresponding numbers in apparently unconnected phenomena in nature. Painters, architects, musicians and psychologists have considered one of these numbers, the golden ratio, as the ultimate source of harmony, beauty and perfection.

paolaPaola Tonelli studied physics and engineering in Italy and California. She spent 30 years in research and development in the telecommunications industry and was one of the architects of worldwide standardization for cellular systems. After retiring to Petaluma, she has become a gentlewoman farmer, maintaining close contacts with the Italian community in San Francisco

5 thoughts on “The Geometry of Botany

  1. RSVP to Paola Tonelli’s lecture.
    4 non members will be attending, myself
    and three guest.
    Thank You
    Helen Pollock (510-339-2324)

  2. Hello,

    I want to reserve 4 seats for this lecture. It will be for Gary & Linda Amari and Giorgio & Stacy Allegro. I went to events@davincisanfrancisco, made my request there, however I was unable to ” send ” the email from that link. A little frustrating. I hope this is received by the right party and have secured reservations. Would you please email me back to confirm ?

    Grazie Mille,
    Gary Amari

  3. Dear Gary Amari,
    I apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for letting us know. There was a missing part at the address ” .com” and the RSVP did not go through. Paola Tonelli sent me your kind email and I put your names down in our list. Thank you again

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