Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium

Title: The No-Sided Möbius Band
Speaker:Robert Messer
Mathematics and Computer Science
Albion College
Albion, Michigan
Abstract: Wikipedia says, "The Möbius band is a surface with only one side and one edge." We will construct some Möbius bands and verify this observation. But is it possible for a Möbius band to have two sides? We will see that the number of sides of a geometric object is not an intrinsic property of the object but instead depends on the space around it. In 1946, Martin Gardner wrote a short story about topologists who folded themselves into no-sided Möbius bands. Where can we find one of these?
Location: Palenske 227
Time: 3:30 PM

author  = "{Robert Messer}",
title   = "{The No-Sided Möbius Band}",
address = "{Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium}",
month   = "{2 March}",
year    = "{2017}"