In a Material World


“In a Material World: Hyperbolic Geometry in Biological Materials”, by Myf Evans and myself, is a popular-science type essay on the sort of geometric questions that we see of relevance for soft matter physics, materials science, biology, etc. In particular, what’s the role of hyperbolic geometry and triply-periodic minimal surfaces, and what’s the geometric rationale why they form in soft matter self-assembly. Hopefully an entertaining read, with no claim to be comprehensive, and certainly not original research.

The English version was published in the Asia-Pacific Maths Newsletter (Oct 2015) (pdf-version) and the German version in Mitteilungen der Deutschen Mathematiker Vereinigung (3/2014) (pdf-version).

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