Ester Dalvit

Department of Mathematics, University of Trento
Trento, Italy
I use computer graphics programming to present and explain some mathematical concepts in an appealing way both for mathematicians and non-specialists. I particularly like to show topological objects. My movies are created with the open source software POV-Ray and edited with Kdenlive.
Dancing braids
Dancing braids
Author: Ester Dalvit. Music: David, Demain je change de vie, from The old film showing a Bavarian maypole dance: Jochen Sewald.
Braids can be described as configuration space of points in a disc. These can be visualized as dances: the positions of each dancer are translated into a strand of the braid, the time into a spatial dimension. This movie is a small part of a long video about braid theory which is available at