We emphasize the asymmetric character of exchanges between artists and scientists or mathematicians in the framework of multidisciplinary collaborations. As an example, we look at the perception of asymmetry in an artwork presented at the First European Asymmetry Symposium (FEAS), Nice, 15-16 March 2018, and its potential connection with the unsolved mathematical problem of maximal or asymptotically maximal asymmetric figures and distributions.
Philae Landing on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko – Planned Chirality Measurements and Ideas for the FutureStephan ULAMEC, Fred GOESMANN & Uwe J. MEIERHENRICH
Philae is a comet Lander, part of the ESA Rosetta Mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. After a ten year cruise through the solar system it successfully landed on the nucleus of the comet on November 12, 2014. Philae's payload consists of ten scientific instruments, including COSAC, an evolved gas analyser with the capability to differentiate chiral molecules. After the touchdown of Philae, the anchoring harpoons, which were expected to fix the lander to ground, did not...