The Queen is to be presented with a mathematical shape by Marcus du Sautoy, Fellow of New College
The Queen is to be presented with a mathematical shape by an Oxford University professor.
Professor Marcus du Sautoy, Fellow of New College, has named a new symmetrical shape to honour the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
The new shape encodes three numbers in its contours, 1952 - the year of the Queen's accession to the throne, 2012 and 60, the number of years she has reigned.
He will present the Queen with a certificate describing the Diamond Jubilee Group in mathematical language.
Professor’s gift will help shape the future
Oxford Mail, p. 16, 17/10/2012, Damian Fantato
Professor Marcus du Sautoy has discovered symmetrical object which only exists in an infinite dimensional hyperspace beyond our own three-dimensional universe. He has named one in honour of The Queen to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee and is hoping to sell the naming rights to other shapes to raise money for charity. He said: “Unlike bell towers, ocean liners and Olympic Parks, the creation will stand the test of time because mathematical discoveries last forever.”