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<p>Saul Schleimer and Henry Segerman show off some of their beautiful 3D printed mathematical structures.</p>
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<p>When learning about existing mathematics, and especially when trying
to produce new mathematics, we spend a lot of time thinking about
examples. How do parts of the example interact with each other? What
are the regularities and symmetries? Does it come in a family of
examples, or does it live on its own? In many cases, the first thing
to do is to try and draw a picture. We are both geometric topologists,
working mostly with two and three-dimensional objects. As such, two-dimensional pictures are important currency in our field.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/3d-printing" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/3d-printing#commentsgeometrymathematics and artmobius strippolytopevisualisationWed, 23 Oct 2013 08:18:02 +0000mf3445939 at http://plus.maths.org/content