Tony’s Take September 2021

This month’s topics: 5D topology in photonic metamaterials Dynamics of topological defects on cell membranes Ingrid Daubechies in the N. Y. Times Magazine 5D topology in photonic metamaterials Magnetic monopoles (e.g. a positive pole with no negative) have been studied seriously as theoretical objects since 1931 when Paul Dirac proved their link to the quantization…

Tony’s Take August 2021

This month’s topics: Old Babylonian Applied Geometry Computer assists lofty theory Fractals and Synchronization Old Babylonian Applied Geometry The story was picked up by The Guardian, the Smithsonian’s SmartNews, Science News, Arab News and Popular Mechanics. Donna Lu’s coverage in The Guardian (August 4, 2021) has the headline “Australian mathematician discovers applied geometry engraved on…

Tony’s Take May 2021

This month’s topics: Quasi-crystalline tilings Fractal geometry of cities Quasi-crystalline tilings On April 6, 2021 the Museum of Nature & Science in Las Cruces, NM presented a Zoom lecture by Rima Ajlouni (School of Architecture, University of Utah) with the title “Quasi-crystalline Geometry in Islamic Art and Architecture.” (The lecture is now available on Facebook)….