Friday September 22nd 2017

Mathematics in Metal

 

 

 

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A mathematical surface known as the Klein bottle is like a mischievous, mathematical cousin of the Moebius Strip, where the inside and the outside are the same side. Among topologists, the Klein bottle is well known as an example of a closed, nonorientable surface. Thanks to artist Bathsheba Grossman, whose sculptures bring mathematical abstractions into the real world, this curious surface has also become the life of many a party.

 

For more on the work of Bathsheba Grossman, see this article from PNAS. 

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