Speaker: Aaron Fenyes, Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques
Abstract: Slice a triply periodic wooden sculpture along an irrational plane. If you ink the cut surface and press it against a page, the pattern you print will be quasiperiodic. Patterns like these help physicists see how metals conduct electricity in strong magnetic fields. I’ll show you some block prints that imitate the printing process described above, and I’ll point out the visual features that reveal conductivity properties.