IMAGINARY is part of 7th European Congress of Mathematics cultural program. In a joint exhibition with “Views in 3-Manifolds” at Technische Universität Berlin IMAGINARY shows a big variety of mathematical exhibits, old and new.
“Views in 3-Manifolds” is an exhibition by French math researcher and artist Pierre Berger of Université CNRS Paris 13. It aims to explore 3-manifold spaces of imaginary mathematics through images, sound and visualization installations.
MatchTheNet is a game about 3-dimensional polytopes for a single player. You will meet the five Platonic Solids and their best friends!
In each round of the game you will see some polytopes on the top half of the window.
You can rotate them to look at them from all sides.
In the bottom half you will see the same number of planar nets.
These are unfoldings of polytopes into the plane.
The goal is to match the nets to the polytopes.
You can switch any pair of nets by moving one over the other.
MatchTheNet is available in English and German, it features 7 levels of difficulties for a number of 2 up to 5 polytopes. The program is well suited for temporary or permanent installations in exhibitions and science museums.
MatchTheNet is based on polymake, which is open source software for research in polyhedral geometry. It deals with polytopes, polyhedra and fans as well as simplicial complexes, matroids, graphs, tropical cycles, and more.