Henry Segerman 3D prints elaborate sculptures with weird symmetries as a way to visualize the 4th dimension

Henry Segerman 3D prints elaborate sculptures with weird symmetries as a way to visualize the 4th dimension

A mathematician at Oklahoma State University has been expanding 3D printing technology itself into a whole new dimension. He published a paper on the different kinds of symmetry of physical objects, explaining the ‘quaternion’ group as a particular symmetry group. He goes on to explain how 3D printed objects can be used to demonstrate the symmetrical possibilities of so-called ‘four-dimensional’ objects. The paper in question is entitled ‘The Quaternion Group as Symmetry Group’, and was co-authored by Henry Segerman from Oklahoma State’s Department of Mathematics and Vi Hart from the Communication Designs Group at San Francisco’s SAP Labs. It […]

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