04w51:4 Beautiful Maths

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Good Reads Mailing List | 2004 week 51 number 4 (beautiful maths)


Cones, Curves, Shells, Towers | Margaret Wertheim
“At first glance it does not seem possible that such a complex, curving form could have been folded from a single sheet of paper, and yet it was. The construction is one of an astonishing collection of paper objects folded by Dr. David Huffman, a former professor of computer science at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a pioneer in computational origami, an emerging field with an improbable name but surprisingly practical applications. ” New York Times article, may require registration

Mathematicians crochet chaos | BBC News
“Dr Hinke Osinga and Professor Bernd Krauskopf, of Bristol University’s engineering mathematics department, used 25,511 crochet stitches to represent the Lorenz equations.”

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