Grad Student Colloquium

Monday, March 4, 2024 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Kieran Mastel, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

"An Aperiodic Monotile"

Last year, David Smith, Joseph Samuel Myers, Craig S. Kaplan, and Chaim Goodman-Strauss found the first example of an aperiodic monotile (or ‘einstein’), solving a longstanding open problem. We will look at the ‘hat’ tile they define and try to visually understand why it tiles the plane and why none of its tilings are periodic.

MC 5501