Mathematical Impressions: The Surprising Menger Sponge Slice The Menger Sponge, a well-studied fractal, was first described in the 1920s. The fractal is cube-like, yet its cross section is quite surprising. What happens when it is sliced on…
Mathematical Impressions: Long Sword Dancing How do long sword dances produce stable patterns of interwoven segments? What are the possible variations? Explore the mathematics of this traditional art form.
Mathematical Impressions: Shell Games A video explaining how some seemingly complex patterns on sea shells can be created by simple, one-dimensional, two-state cellular automata.
Mathematical Impressions: Geometry of Spaghetti Code A sculpture project built entirely with right angles combines math and art in subtle and surprising ways.
2016 MPS Annual Meeting
Finding Nirvana in Numbers