Playing Sports in Hyperbolic Space
Mathematician Richard Canary of the University of Michigan studies hyperbolic space, a world where curved lines are really straight and parallel. Imagine trying to hit a golf ball into a hole under such conditions! In this Hangout, Canary—a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer—speaks with managing editor Fenella Saunders about hyperbolic space, drawing on examples from sports to explain the mind-twisting math.
A Storify of the Tweets detailing the discussion is shown below.
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