Minimal Surfaces

Minimal surfaces are certainly some of the best known and most fascinating mathematical surfaces.

Minimal surfaces are even used quite frequently in architecture because of their static advantages! A nowadays classical example is the roof of the Munich 1972 olympic stadium.

These kinds of mathematical surfaces appear naturally when dipping a closed wire into soap water. And indeed, this was one of the means used during the planning of the stadium roof at Munich. There are many forms of wires which create interesting shapes in this way, such as wire models of platonic solids. Most classical wire are part of our portfolio.

There are several historically important and classical examples of minimal surfaces – and all of them are part of our portfolio! If you cannot find the one you are interested in here yet then feel free to contact us, and we will put it into this online catalogue of MO-Labs math sculptures as soon as possible.