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Squishy
05-20-2006, 09:46 AM
Ok nerdy knitters- if you haven't checked this out it's really cool! In Discover's March 2006 issue there is an article on Daina Taimina, a mathametician at Cornell, who has crocheted models of hyperbolic space. Aparently it was so hard for her students to visualize what she was talking about that she just knittted it! They are beutiful- check it out!

http://www.discover.com/issues/mar-06/features/knit-theory/

rebecca
05-20-2006, 10:06 AM
:D That's just too cool :thumbsup:

nanonette
05-20-2006, 10:55 AM
What a fascinating read!! Thanks for the link. Too bad they didn't have a photo of her skirt.

aylaanne
05-20-2006, 03:52 PM
What a fascinating read!! Thanks for the link. Too bad they didn't have a photo of her skirt.
http://www.notebookforums.com/images/smilies/yeahthat.gif Exactly! I wanted to see her hyperbolic skirt! It makes me want to learn to crochet so I can make one!

Pink Dandelion
05-21-2006, 03:59 AM
Wow :shock:... that's too cool! thanks for sharing :mrgreen:


Yeah, I would have liked to see the skirt too.

Nikki
05-21-2006, 07:01 AM
WOW! Where were the teachers like that when I was young and the earth was cooling? I would LOVE to be in her class.
Nikki

Denise in Michigan
05-22-2006, 01:18 PM
WOW! Where were the teachers like that when I was young and the earth was cooling?
Nikki
:roflhard: :roflhard:

Nikki, may I steal that line? I love it!

Jan in CA
05-22-2006, 01:35 PM
:roflhard: Nikki!

That is so cool! I sent the link to my daughter!