The MiMa, museum for minerals and mathematics in Oberwolfach, invites you to take a look at the wonderful world of minerals and mathematics in a way you have perhaps never done before. The MiMa museum does not only host the one-of-a-kind minerals of the Black Forest region or provides insights into mathematical theories, it especially presents the connection between minerals and mathematics: interactive installations let you understand symmetry and crystallography in a playful way.
Important notice: Unfortunately the Cinderella applets no longer work “out of the box”. There are two alternative ways, though:
2 - Just install Cinderella - the free dynamic geometry software and use it to open the .cdy source files. You find all Cinderella applet (cdy files) in the /en directory of the github repository.
Simply create geometrical constructions of different types, i. e. applications in non-Euclidian geometry, fractals or symmetry groups. Additionally, virtual physics simulations using masses, electric charge, fields, etc. can be carried out. All experiments are easily drawn with the mouse and get alive with a single click. Some of the applications presented have been devised especially for IMAGINARY. You can find special collections for mathematics and minerals, biology, physics, music or nature.