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 |

Date: | 3/2/2017 |

Time: | 3:30 PM |

@abstract{MCS:Colloquium:RobertMesser:2017:3:2, author = "{Robert Messer}", title = "{The No-Sided Möbius Band}", address = "{Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium}", month = "{2 March}", year = "{2017}" }