# Fun Topology

Fun Topology
Field: Topology
Image Created By: Paul Nylander
Website: Paul Nylander's Website

Fun Topology

The topology is equivilent to a sphere with 30 holes. The boundary of each hole loops over itself twice with two Reidemeister-I twists and links with 6 others.

# A More Mathematical Explanation

"Here is my attempt to recreate a similar-looking structure to Bathsheba Grossman [...]

"Here is my attempt to recreate a similar-looking structure to Bathsheba Grossman’s beautiful Quin Pendant Lamp. The topology is equivilent to a sphere with 30 holes. The boundary of each hole loops over itself twice with two Reidemeister-I twists and links with 6 others. I’m still not sure what the linking number of this 30-component knot is (let me know if you find out). In terms of symmetry, it can by described as:

1. a dodecahedron with a hole over each edge
2. an icosahedron with a hole over each edge
3. an icosahedron with a hole over each vertex
4. a rhombic triacontahedron with a hole over each face (the arms trace a graph isomorphic to the edge graph)

Special thanks to Jonathan Schneider for pointing out these interesting observations to me."