April 25, 2009

Margaret Wertheim: The beautiful math that links coral, crochet and hyperbolic geometry

Did you know that crocheting can be made into a huge, artistic coral reef, explain hyperbolic space, and help people understand abstract mathematical concepts?

Margaret Wertheim, a science writer, demonstrates how this "feminine art" can do all of that.

Never underestimate the strange, innovative ideas people come up with!


Anonymous said...

Super interesting presentation! So are you going to make some contributions?

Astrogirl said...

We have Wertheims on our family tree. Maybe she's a long-lost relative? Cool stuff, anyway!