I spent a day at the Women in
of the Institute for Advanced Study and
University to do some workshops. Thank you Tanya Khovanova
and Ingrid Daubechies for inviting me.
I brought along some puzzles and constructions for everyone to play
with. This I call the H-Construction
The resulting multicolored sphere is based on the rhombic
triacontahedron and the uniform compound of five cubes.
It is derived from a family of slide-together
that are easy to cut from pieces of paper.
These little sugar-cube-like parts are a fun
based on Voronoi cells of the FCC lattice.
And here you can see what I call a Goldberg Puzzle
. And at
left one of my screw-together puzzles
But the main event was a large Zome construction of the expanded
(In the background you can see my Propello-octahedron
sculpture, which has been
hanging in the Princeton Math Department common room for about ten
We made lots of dodecahedral modules that connect together.
It is really quite a cool thing to get to know. Read about it here
All together, it took about two hours for the forty of us to assemble
Here it is done, but I didn't get a great group shot.
(If you were there and have a better group shot that I can post here,
please email me.)