Warped Reality: Virtual Trip to Hyperbolic Space

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Science and Technology

Warped Reality: Virtual Trip to Hyperbolic Space

March 30, 2017
• Atlanta, GA

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A physicist and mathematician-artists create multi-colored virtual reality experience of hyperbolic geometry.

Hold tight for a psychedelic trip to hyperbolic space, where the floor drops out from beneath your feet.

Math just met “warp drive” in a virtual reality headset to transport anyone who dons the visor to a reality twisted by hyperbolic geometry. The program was co-created by Sabetta Matsumoto, a physicist and applied mathematician at the Georgia Institute of Technology as a visual aid to researchers exploring geometries that deviate from the everyday norm.

Splashed in color, the virtual space’s graphics can seduce even the most math-phobic mind to roam, crawl or slither about. But mathematicians and physicists can make great use of it.

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