Klein bottle, 1995.

Made:
1995 in Greenfield
maker:
Alan Bennett
and
Alan Bennett
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three Klein bottles set inside each other to produce when cut three pairs of single-twist Mobius strips.

This is one of a series of glass Klein bottles made by Alan Bennett in 1995 for the Science Museum, London. It consists of three Klein bottles, one inside another. A Klein bottle is a surface which has no edges, no outside or inside and cannot properly be constructed in three dimensions. In the series Alan Bennett made Klein bottles analogous to Mobius strips with odd numbers of twists greater than one.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1996-545
type:
single surface model and single surface model and
credit:
Bennett, Alan