October 8th, 2011

fucking magnets!

term of art

frustrated magnetism

okay, no kidding, i was shuffling through bythos to find a song for this entry, and out of the 16,000+ songs he shuffled to the only song by insane clown posse: miracles (yes, i downloaded the song -- after all the references to it, i had to have a copy for the sheer hilarity of it).

fucking magnets.

term of art

aperiodic tilings
tiling of the pentagon

how about this? marjorie rice, who never went to college, discovered four types of tessellating pentagons not previously known to mathematics.

and that that fascinating quasicrystalline pattern, not recognized as occurring in nature until 1984 (and taking years to be accepted), appears in persian mosaics from the 15th century.

oh, and, no kidding, the song bythos shuffled to while i was reading about this stuff & directly before miracles, was crystal by new order.