## minimal surface

Spencer Becker-Kahn explains what minimal surfaces are and why he likes them.

*minimal surfaces* have been playing hide and seek with mathematicians. But what are they and why are they interesting?

*gyroid*.

**Lewis Dartnell**explains, our brains have evolved to take pleasure in rhythm, structure and pattern. Since these topics are fundamentally mathematical, it should be no surprise that mathematical methods can illuminate our aesthetic sense.