Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"Eine Grosse Klein Bottle," in Random Samples. Science, 19 April 2002, page 465.

Although the title of this short article might make Felix Klein--andMozart--groan, the article does describe the work of Clifford Stoll, who makesthree-dimensional glass representations of Klein bottles. Stoll is currentlyundertaking the very difficult task of making a one meter tall Klein bottle. Heenjoys the business of constructing the glass bottles, even though it is not aprofitable business: "We're all losing our shirts, but we're having a greattime."

--- Mike Breen