## Math Gifts

For this category “math gifts” we carefully selected just a few of our math sculptures which are particularly well suited to be given to somebody.

For this category “math gifts” we carefully selected just a few of our math sculptures which are particularly well suited to be given to somebody.

Our "six pillows' secret pendant" is a very special piece of math jewelry. Its shape is given by a single equation. Have you ever seen a pendant like this before?

Oliver Labs
2017-03-27T10:06:20+00:00
algebraic geometry, all, for art lovers, for mathematicians, for teachers, pendants, precious metal, precious plated metal|

The photo shows a smoothed Kummer surface in steel (inflated with bronze). This post also features links to plastic versions of this shape. The Kummer surface is a classic from the 19th century; our model is a smoothed version of it.

This object looks like a piece of art. But in fact, it is "just" a mathematical curve, called 7/3 torus knot. Imagine a donut, and then tie a cord around it in some interesting way.

Oliver Labs
2017-03-27T09:58:19+00:00
all, curvature, exhibit "3d print studio" (2017-2018, at Cuyperhuis, Netherlands), for art lovers, for mathematicians, knots, speed curves series, strong and flexible|

This so-called Boy surface represents a fascinating example of a non-orientable surface. The first such surface was constructed by Werner Boy in his dissertation in 1902.

Oliver Labs
2017-02-16T13:21:05+00:00
all, for mathematicians, non-orientable surfaces, strong and flexible, Werner Boy|

This version of Clebsch's famous diagonal surface model features colored lines and two additional planes. One intersects the surfaces in a line and a hyperbola, the another one in three lines.

Our modern version of Clebsch's historical - nowadays quite famous - diagonal surface model is the main figure in our photo from the series "math sculptures in context". It is the pure white version with the 27 straight lines.

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