Seminar: A galaxy of periodic tilings

24.11.2023, 10:00  –  Campus Golm, Haus 9, raum 1.22
Arbeitsgruppenseminar Angwandte Geometrie und Topologie

Prof. Dr. Daniel Huson (University of Tübingen)

Abstract: This talk has four parts. In the first part - topology -, we recall the classification of two dimensions manifolds and orbifolds, and introduce their Conway notation. In the second part - geometry -, we discuss two-dimensional periodic tilings and their classification. In the third part - combinatorics -, we introduce Delaney-Dress symbols and indicate how they can be used to systematically enumerate periodic tilings. Finally, in the fourth part - algorithms and software -, we present Tegula (, a new computer program that can be used the explore the “galaxy” of all 2.4 billion periodic tilings of the euclidean plane, sphere and hyperbolic plane, of low Dress-complexity. This is joint work with Olaf Delgado and Rüdiger Zeller.

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