GC Mathematicians Report New Discovery About the Dodecahedron
- GC Mathematicians Report New Discovery About the Dodecahedron
In a recent paper in Experimental Mathematics Journal (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10586458.2020.1712564), mathematicians Jayadev Athreya (Univ of Washington), David Aulicino (The Graduate Center & Brooklyn College) and Patrick Hooper, (The Graduate Center & City College) showed that there are 31 kinds of straight paths that begin at a corner of a dodecahedron and walk around the entire shape without touching another corner.
Such paths are not possible for any other Platonic solid.
Wired syndicated it here (https://www.wired.com/story/mathematicians-report-new-discovery-about-the-dodecahedron/),
Quanta Magazine reported it here (https://www.quantamagazine.org/mathematicians-report-new-discovery-about-the-dodecahedron-20200831/)
Vice News did their own article here (https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/935jdy/mathematicians-made-a-basic-discovery-after-2000-years).
Submitted on: SEP 10, 2020