What is an aperiodic tiling?
Aperiodic tilings are a type of tiling in which the tiles used cannot be arranged to form a repeating pattern. Instead, the tiles fit together in a specific, non-repeating way to cover a surface. Aperiodic tilings were first introduced by mathematician Roger Penrose in the 1970s and have since been studied extensively in the field of mathematics. One of the most famous aperiodic tilings is the Penrose tiling, named after its creator. These tilings are formed using two different types of tiles: fat rhombuses and thin rhombuses. The tiles are arranged in a way that allows them to fit together...
Prolific Tile Designer, Sir Roger Penrose, is awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics
Congratulations to Sir Roger Penrose, who was just awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics. Did you know that he was also a prolific designer of aperiodic tile patterns with discoveries such as the "dart and kite" tessellation that allows 2 modules, laid out randomly, to cover a plane with no gaps? This work was inspired by MC Escher, and related to his exploration in the field of quasicrystals. I love this photo, which was taken in the lobby of the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University, with a beautiful, random "Penrose Tile" installation on the...
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