Fun With Geometry
March 1, 2005 12:10 PM   Subscribe

The Geometry Center at the University of Minnesota, while now closed, maintains an awesome website with tons of math resources. I like sphere eversion, i.e. turning a sphere inside out. Link is to script of video, which explains things pretty well. Here is a clip [QT]. Also good: notes from a class on geometry and the imagination that John Conway and some friends gave awhile back. Old but good.
posted by mai (3 comments total)
Sincere apologies if this rather old site is a double post. I checked.
posted by mai at 12:11 PM on March 1, 2005

Note that the sphere, when being turned inside out, is allowed to pass through itself, but no holes can be cut and the surface must remain smooth (i.e. no kinks allowed).
posted by mai at 12:13 PM on March 1, 2005

This Lorenz equation simulation is pretty cool, but several of the web applications seem to be broken. Is that perhaps a consequence of the site as a whole being hastily rescued by somebody at Urbana-Champaign?

Is there more story here? Why is the site for the former Geometry Center at U of M hosted at UIUC?

In any event, I heartily endorse this post. Thank you.
posted by gramschmidt at 4:30 PM on March 1, 2005

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