Knot Garden

Photo Credit: Stephanie Blanda

Photo Credit: Stephanie Blanda

Over the Memorial Day weekend, while visiting the Toledo Botanical Garden in Toledo, OH I came across this “Knot Garden” in the herb section of the park.  I was pleasantly surprised to find this mathematical influence and it prompted me to wonder:  what mathematical objects have you come across in your everyday life?

About Stephanie Blanda

Stephanie is a math Ph.D. student, with a minor in Computational Science, at Penn State University. She obtained a B.S. from Lebanon Valley College, where she double majored in Mathematics and Computer Science. Currently, Stephanie is studying the interface of two viscous fluids under a shear flow, specifically with applications to wind generated ocean waves.
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