Math Awareness Month - April 2003

Mathematics and Art

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image from the poster for Mathematics Awareness Month April 2003

This fish design can be interpreted as a repeating pattern in the Poincaré circle model of hyperbolic geometry. It is based on the regular tessellation {10,3} and fish like those in M. C. Escher's print Circle Limit III. For more about this design, see the essay "Hyperbolic Art and the Poster Pattern," by Douglas Dunham.

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Mathematics Awareness Month is sponsored each year by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics to recognize the importance of mathematics through written materials and an accompanying poster that highlight mathematical developments and applications in a particular area.