Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium

Title: Tessellations and Symmetries of the Plane
Speaker:David A. Reimann
Associate Professor
Mathematics and Computer Science
Albion College
Albion, Michigan
Abstract: Pattern, repetition, and symmetry play important roles in the aesthetics of imagery. Tessellations use patterns of repeated geometric shapes to cover the plane. Uniform tessellations use regular polygons to cover the plane with no gaps or overlaps. The polygons in such tessellations can be decorated in such a way to give rise to interesting visual patterns. The inherent symmetry of regular polygons gives rise to tessellations containing symmetry patterns. Example symmetric tessellation patterns will be presented. An explanation of algorithmic techniques for constructing uniform tessellations will also be presented.
Location: Palenske 227
Time: 3:30 PM

author  = "{David A. Reimann}",
title   = "{Tessellations and Symmetries of the Plane}",
address = "{Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium}",
month   = "{27 September}",
year    = "{2012}"