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"125 tetrahedra in 25 projected 5cells," (VI) by Carlo Séquin, University of California, Berkeley

The 5cell (the fourdimensional simplex) is composed of five tetrahedra. It has been projected into 3D Euclidean space so as to form a threesided bipyramid. Twentyfive of those cells again outline the same projection of a 5cell, with five cells at the vertices and two cells along each of the ten edges. The whole sculpture comprises 125 small tetrahedra, to celebrate the 125th birthday of the AMS. It was designed with SLIDE at U.C. Berkeley, and fabricated in 571 layers, each 0.01 inch thick, on a Fused Deposition Modeling machine.  Carlo Séquin
This work is featured on a printed AMS 125th anniversary poster, free upon request.


