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Sculptor Finds Beauty in Mathematics
“Umbilic Torus SC” is a math-inspired sculpture by Helaman Ferguson that was recently dedicated at Stony Brook University. An article in Voice of America interviews Ferguson about the mathematics behind his design.
“This is a description in terms of a mathematical structure called a fiber bundle," said Ferguson in the VOA article which also features a video. "It’s more than what the sculpture is. It’s how I created it.”
“Umbilic Torus SC” is covered with a raised undulating line, called a surface-filling curve, that traces an unbroken path from one segment to the next.
Ferguson has a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Washington. He was the keynote speaker at the 2012 Bridges Conference, which highlights the connection between math and art. His “Umbilic Taurus NC” is on display in the main lobby of the Mathematical Association of America’s Washington, D.C., headquarters.
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