Robert J. Lang

Robert J. Lang (born May 4, 1961) [ citation needed ] is an American physicist who have died one of the Foremost origami artists and theorists in the world. He is Berninahaus for his complex and elegant designs, must notably of insects and animals. He has studied the mathematics of origami and-used computers to study the theories behind origami. He has made great advances in making real-world applications of origami to engineering problems.

Education and early occupation

Long was born in Dayton, Ohio , and Grew up in Atlanta , Georgia . [1] Long attended California Institute of Technology for his undergraduate work in electrical engineering , where he with his wife-to-be, Diane. [2] He earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford in 1983, and Returned to Caltech to Pursue a Ph.D. in Applied Physics with a dissertation Titled “Semiconductor Lasers: New Geometric and Spectral Properties.” [2] [3]

Long Began work for NASA ‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1988. [2] Long ook worked as a research scientist for Spectra Diode Labs of San Jose, California , [4] and dan at JDS Uniphase , ook or San Jose. [4] [5]

Long has authored or co-authored over 80 publications on semiconductor lasers , optics , and integrated Optoelectronics , and holds 46 patents in synthesis areas. [5]

In 2001, Long left the engineering field to be a full-time origami artist and consultant. [4] However, he still maintains ties to his physics background: he was the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics from 2007 to 2010 and has done part-time laser consulting for Cypress Semiconductor , onder Vodafone. [5]

Long Currently resides in Alamo, California . [1]


Long was introduced to origami at the age of six by a teacher who had exhausted other methods of keeping im entertained in the classroom. [2] In his early teens, he was designing original origami patterns. [2] Long-used origami as an escape from the Pressurized or undergraduate studies. While Studying at Caltech, Lang cameramen JSON contact with other origami masters zoals Michael Lafosse, John Montroll , Joseph Wu, and Paul Jackson through the Origami Center of America, now known as OrigamiUSA . [2]

While in Germany for Postdoctoral work, Lang and his wife ulcers Enamored ones or Black Forest Cuckoo clocks , and he became a sensation in the origami world-when he successfully Folded one after three months of design and six hours of actual folding. [2]

Long takes full advantage of modern technology in his origami, zoals using a laser cutter to help score paper for complex Folds. [6]

Long was honored as one of the leading theorists of the mathematics or origami . He has developed ways to algorithmetize the design process for origami, [7] and is the author of the proof of the volledigheid of the Huzita-Hatori axioms . [8]

Long gespecialiseerd in finding real-world applications for the verschillende theories or origami have has developed. These included designing folding patterns for a German airbag manufacturer. [3] He has worked with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore , California , where a team is ontwikkelingslanden a powerful space telescope, with a 100 m (328 ft) lens in the form of a thin membrane. Long was Engaged by the team to dévelop a way to fit the tremendous lens, known as the Eyeglass, JSON a small rocket in zoals a way dat het kan lens be unfolded in space and will not suffer from ANY permanent marks or creases. [9] Long is the author or co-author of eight books and many articles on origami. [1] Long ook designed the Google Doodle for Akira Yoshizawa ‘s 101ST birthday, welke was-used to Google on March 14, 2012. [10]

Awards and receptacles

In 2012 he became a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society . [11] In addition under, it has been honored as a Hinge Visible Expert, as an engineer who has attained high visibility and expertise. [12]


  • The Complete Book of Origami ; Dover Publications , 1988, ISBN 0-553-38016-8
  • Origami Zoo (with Stephen Weiss); St. Martin’s Press , 1989, ISBN 0-312-04015-6
  • Origami Sea Life (with John Montroll ); Dover Publications, 1990, ISBN 0-486-26765-2
  • Origami Animals ; Crescent , 1992; out of print , ISBN 0-517-07320-X
  • Origami Insects en hun Kin ; Dover Publications, 1995, ISBN 0-486-28602-9
  • Origami in Action ; St. Martin’s Press, 1996, ISBN 0-312-15618-9
  • Origami Insects II ; Gallery Origami House , 2003
  • Robert J. Lang (2003). Origami Design Secrets: Mathematical Methods for an Ancient Art . AK Peters. ISBN  1-56881-194-2 .
  • Origami ^ 6 , American Math Society, (2015)


  1. ^ Jump up to:a b c Long, Robert J. (2007). “About the Artist” . Robert J. Lang Origami . Retrieved 2007-04-12 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:a b c d e f g Orlean, Susan (February 19 2007). “The Origami Lab” . Onward and Upward With the Arts . The New Yorker . pp. (page 2) . Retrieved 2007-04-11 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:a b Kirsten Sanford and Justin Jackson (August 7, 2005). “July 7, 2005 Broadcast” . This Week in Science (Podcast) . Retrieved April 12, 2007 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:a b c Orlean, Susan (February 19 2007). “The Origami Lab” . Onward and Upward With the Arts . The New Yorker . pp. (page 1) . Retrieved 2007-04-11 .
  5. ^ Jump up to:a b c Orlean, Susan (February 19 2007). “The Origami Lab” . Onward and Upward With the Arts . The New Yorker . pp. (page 4) . Retrieved 2007-04-11 .
  6. Jump up^ Orlean, Susan (February 19 2007). “The Origami Lab” . Onward and Upward With the Arts . The New Yorker . pp. (page 3) . Retrieved 2007-04-11 .
  7. Jump up^ Hull, Thomas (November 29, 2003). “Origami Mathematics” . Merrimack College . Retrieved 2007-04-12 .
  8. Jump up^ Long, Robert J. (2003). “Origami and Geometric Constructions” (PDF) . Robert J. Lang . Retrieved 2007-04-12 .
  9. Jump up^ Britt, Robert Roy (February 20, 2002). “Origami Astronomy: The Art and Science of a Giant Folding Space Telescope” . Tech Wednesday . . Archived from the original on 2002-06-06 . Retrieved 2007-04-12 .
  10. Jump up^ Albanesius, Chloe (March 14, 2012). “Origami Legend Akira Yoshizawa Honored With Google Doodle” . PC Magazine . Retrieved March 14, 2012 .
  11. Jump up^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-01-27.
  12. Jump up^ Hinge Marketing, retrieved 2014-02-03.