Alongside the mathematics, the Andrew Wiles Building, home to Oxford Mathematics, has always been a venue for art, whether on canvas, sculpture, photography or even embedded in the maths itself.
However, lockdown has proved especially challenging for the creative arts with venues shut. Many have turned to online exhibitions and we felt that not only should we do the same but by so doing we could stress the connection between art and science and how both are descriptions of our world.
So we invited our locked down mathematicians to explore their mathematical creativity in a variety of media. A panel reviewed all the submissions, taking into account both the creative aspects and the mathematical component, alongside the description communicating the link.
So here is the first Oxford Mathematics Online Exhibition.