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Forbidden Symmetries
Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Frank A. Farris, Santa Clara University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
11-1-2012
Publisher
American Mathematical Society
Disciplines
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to show that an effort to construct functions known not to exist may on occasion produce interesting frauds. Our method produces a family of Harald Bohr's quasiperiodic functions, which may well remind readers of the quasicrystals that have been much in the news since Daniel Shechtman won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2011.
Comments
First published in Notices of the American Mathematical Society in v.59 no.10, 2012, published by the American Mathematical Society.
Citation Information
FARRIS, Frank A. "Forbidden Symmetry,"Notices of the American Mathematical Society, November 2012: 2-6. (Lead article and additional cover image.)