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.
Forbidden SymmetriesMathematics and Computer Science
PublisherAmerican Mathematical Society
Citation InformationFARRIS, Frank A. "Forbidden Symmetry,"Notices of the American Mathematical Society, November 2012: 2-6. (Lead article and additional cover image.)