# Mathematical Digest

### Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics

in the Popular Press

"How mathematical beauty surfaces in art." In Brief, *New Scientist,* 10 May 2003, page24.

This short item shows two nice pictures of computer generated minimal surfaces,which are mathematical renditions of the shapes that result when wire framesare dipped into a soap-bubble solution. The pictures were made bymathematician Matthias Weber, who according to the text "has been able torecreate the shapes of modern sculptures using minimal surface equations."

*--- Allyn Jackson*