Architecture and the Wallpaper Groups by Elijah Washington ’24, Monday December 11, 1:00 – 1:50pm, North Science Building 113, Wachenheim
Abstract: Wallpaper patterns are two-dimensional infinitely repeating patterns that fill the whole plane without gaps. These patterns appear frequently in art and architecture. A wallpaper group, or plane crystallographic group, is the set of symmetries of a wallpaper pattern. In this talk, I will discuss some architectural examples, the crystallographic restriction, and the remarkable fact that there are only 17 distinct wallpaper groups.