Sylvester’s amphigenous surface

Note that the image above is not a photo, but a computer rendering.

In the 19th century Sylvester described a surface for studying the number of real roots of a polynomial. Henrici later constructed a model of this. This is a modern version.

June Barrow-Green gave a talk at Oberwolfach in which she spoke about the historical background of this surface. See her Oberwolfach report for more details.

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