I’ve heard about this math professor, Daniel Rockmore before and his formula for determining fake art, so I was excited when I heard about his new, improved formula.
From NPR: Determining what is real and what is fake has long been a problem for art curators. It is estimated that 20 percent of the worldwide art market is made up of forgeries. But art lover and Dartmouth College mathematics department Chairman Daniel Rockmore has developed a technique that is helping to determine the difference between excellent copy and the real McCoy.
“I joke a lot that I am a mathematician by mistake,” says Rockmore. “It was something that I had an aptitude at, but I’ve always had lots of interests.”
One thing Rockmore is particularly interested in is art. And a few years ago, his professional skills and personal interest collided.
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