Thursday, December 17, 2015

Celebrating the Season With a Tribute and Some Geometry


Pat Ballew 'celebrates the season' this morning with some "beautiful geometry" from "a little known mathematical dilettante":

http://pballew.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-geometric-beauty-of-troubled-mind.html

Pat writes that George Odom Jr. "found five different simple geometrical approaches to the golden ratio using equilateral triangles, and platonic solids" that "are too beautiful to be so unknown." A nice tribute to someone likely unknown to most of us.

Also, a wonderful, 2007 piece by Siobhan Roberts (...you may have heard of her) on Odom, and his connection to John Conway, here:
http://thewalrus.ca/2007-04-field-notes-2/


1 comment:

Pat Ballew said...

Thanks for the plug, Shecky. I almost used the 666 explanation from Siobhan, which is also in Conway's biography.