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GC Mathematicians Report New Discovery About the Dodecahedron

In a recent paper in Experimental Mathematics Journal (, 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 (
Quanta Magazine reported it here (
Vice News did their own article here (

Submitted on: SEP 10, 2020

Category: Mathematics