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Higher Genus "Soccer Balls"
Mount Holyoke Math Club (2001)
  • Sean A Broughton
The soccer ball is a highly symmetric pattern on the sphere, closely related to the icosahedron and the dodecahedron. Using the soccer ball as an easily visualized starting point, we will look at what other "soccer ball patterns" can be put on surfaces such as the torus and so on...  The results of the talk are based on some work by REU students at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Also see the soccerball page at REU tilings site.

Doorprize/Giveway: One very cool math T-shirt, related to the subject of the talk, will be given away.
  • soccer ball,
  • tiling,
  • Riemann surface
Publication Date
Spring 2001
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
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Sean A Broughton. "Higher Genus "Soccer Balls"" Mount Holyoke Math Club (2001)
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