Warped Reality: Virtual Trip to Hyperbolic Space
Hold tight for a psychedelic trip to hyperbolic space, where the floor drops out from beneath your feet. Math just met “warp drive” in a virtual reality headset to transport anyone who dons the visor to a reality twisted by hyperbolic geometry. The program was co-created by Sabetta Matsumoto, a physicist and applied mathematician at the Georgia Institute of Technology as a visual aid to researchers exploring geometries that deviate from the everyday norm. Splashed in color, the virtual space’s graphics can seduce even the most math-phobic mind to roam, crawl or slither about. But mathematicians and physicists can make great use of it. Read the story here.
- Workflow Status: Published
- Created By: Ben Brumfield
- Created: 03/30/2017
- Modified By: Ben Brumfield
- Modified: 03/30/2017
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