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Tue, 29 Mar 2005

Crafty Math

A lot of friends are geeks, and a lot of them are women. Lately it seems that all the hot geek girls I know are into knitting, crocheting, and the like. Apparently, they're not alone:

Then mathematician Daina Taimina picked up her crochet needles and some synthetic yarn, and the problem was solved. In 1997, Taimina, of Cornell University, found a way to crochet her way into "hyperbolic space." Her woolen creations, which resemble crenulated flowers and hair scrunchies, became the first physical models of the hyperbolic plane.

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