Monday, October 22, 2007

Turning a Sphere Inside Out

Ever wanted to see what it looks like when a sphere gets turned inside out, or simply know what is meant when people talk about turning closed surfaces (like a sphere) inside out? Hat tip to Scott Aaronson for this video:

As it turns out, I actually recognize several of the intermediate steps (for a few of the algorithms they show) as neat-o sculptures that often show up near math departments.


Katherine said...

That is so awesome. And distracting. I'm totally not getting any work done today. It's fun things like this that make me remember why academia is a lot more fun than industry.

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