# Barth Sextic

A sextic surface is one defined by a polynomial equation of degree 6. The Barth sextic, drawn above by Craig Kaplan, is the sextic surface with the maximum possible number of ordinary double points: that is, points where it looks like the origin of the cone in 3-dimensional space defined by $x^2 + y^2 = z^2$.

# Rectified Truncated Icosahedron

The rectified truncated icosahedron is a surprising new polyhedron discovered by Craig S. Kaplan. It has a total of 60 triangles, 12 pentagons and 20 hexagons as faces.

# Zamolodchikov Tetrahedron Equation

The Zamolodchikov tetrahedron equation, illustrated above by J. Scott Carter and Masahico Saito, is a fundamental law governing surfaces embedded in 4-dimensional space. It also arises purely algebraically in the theory of braided monoidal 2-categories.

# Clebsch Surface

This is an image of the Clebsch surface, created by Greg Egan. The Clebsch surface owes its fame to the fact that while all smooth cubic surfaces defined over the complex numbers contain 27 lines, for this particular example all the lines are real, and thus visible to the eye. However, it has other nice properties as well.

# Free Modular Lattice on 3 Generators

This is the free modular lattice on 3 generators, as drawn by Jesse McKeown. First discovered by Dedekind in 1900, this structure turns out to have an interesting connection to 8-dimensional Euclidean space.