arxiv.org/abs/1909.06947

In which we show that the knots K13n592 and K15n41127 (pictured) both have stick number 10. These are the first non-torus knots with more than 9 crossings for which the exact stick number is known.

SIAM

Made for the local Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) chapter.

arxiv.org/abs/1909.00917

In which my student Tom Eddy and I give improved bounds on stick number of more than 40% of the knots up to 10 crossings for which it was not previously known.

Here's a 10-stick 10_16.

Framing

This is an animated version of a figure in my Bridges paper (archive.bridgesmathart.org/201), showing a geodesic in the Grassmannian \(G_2(\mathbb{C}^n)\) between a \(+3\)-framed regular 200-gon and a 0-framed regular 200-gon.

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Off the End

Each row shows the stereographic projection of a rotating regular polygon to the line.

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School’s Out

100 random points in the first orthant on the unit sphere, undergoing two simultaneous random rotations and being stereographically projected to the plane.

Source code: community.wolfram.com/groups/-

Symmetric Minimality

A symmetric minimal lattice trefoil knot, inspired by a conversation here with @11011110, who asked about minimal lattice trefoils with more symmetry and ended up finding the coordinates of this one.

Source code: community.wolfram.com/groups/-

Icosa

Start with the vertices of the regular icosahedron on the unit sphere. Make circles on the sphere consisting of those points whose spherical distance to one of the vertices is no bigger than \(\frac{\operatorname{arcsec} \sqrt{5}}{3}\). Stereographically project to the plane and this is the result.

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Conformal

The Riemann mapping theorem guarantees a conformal map from the unit disk to any simply-connected planar domain; this shows an example of such a mapping to the equilateral triangle.

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Minimal

The shortest-possible trefoil knot on the simple cubic lattice.

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Anne Harding and I made a hand-drawn, hand-cranked version of Truncation (shonk.tumblr.com/post/12997043), showing cross sections of a hypercube.

Check it out in person at the Curfman Gallery (lsc.colostate.edu/campus-activ).

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