Wednesday, August 12, 2015

New type of plane tiling found

   A new plane tiling has been found! 

Note the roll of computers.  From the link above:

But then the hunt went cold. Until last month, when Casey Mann, Jennifer McLoud and David Von Derau of the University of Washington Bothell announced last week that they had discovered this little beauty:
Illustration: Casey Mann
“We discovered the tile using using a computer to exhaustively search through a large but finite set of possibilities,” said Casey. “We were of course very excited and a bit surprised to find the new type of pentagon.

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