by oliver | Aug 27, 2012 | cubic, Math Objects, MO-Labs, Sculpture, singularities, surface

Models of cubic surfaces belong to the most classical math objects. Besides the revolutionary insights dating back to the years after 1849 the geometers had started to use models of these both for their teaching and for research. Our series of 45 types of cubic...
by oliver | Aug 21, 2012 | Featured Math Objects, Math Objects, Sculpture, singularities, surface

The shape of the M in the MO-Labs-Logo is quite special and closely related to the subject of this blog. It belongs to a surface with a so-called cusp singularity, sometimes also called A4-singularity. Singularities of surfaces are very special points. In most parts...
by oliver | Aug 19, 2012 | Featured Math Objects, quartic, Sculpture, surface

Kummer surfaces belong to the most famous mathematical surfaces. E.E. Kummer studied them starting in 1864. They have 16 singularities which make its shape quite unstable so that we only sell it as a laser-in-glass Math Object. Our sculpture is thus a smoothed version...
by oliver | Aug 19, 2012 | cubic, Featured Math Objects, Math Objects, Sculpture, surface

The Clebsch Diagonal Surface is certainly one of the most famous surfaces in mathematics. It was described by Alfred Clebsch in 1871. It is a very special example of the so-called cubic surfaces which is highly symmetric and on which there are 27 lines in a very...
by oliver | Aug 16, 2012 | exhibitions, Images, many singularities, Math Objects, MO-Labs, quintic, sextic, surface, world record

Our mathematical objects have been exhibited many times all over the globe. Some of our computer generated math images are even part of permanent collections of museums. One of these is the Deutsches Museum (German Museum of Science and Technology at Munich, Germany)....
by oliver | Jul 25, 2012 | cubic, many singularities, math history, surface, world record

On 300 square meters (about 3200 square foot) the exhibition Forms and Formulas (from May 2012 until 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal) displays more than 60 of our mathematical models, most of which are made in a white material which is both very strong and a little flexible...