Friday, March 1 2002


Thomas Hull’s Origami Mathematics are fun and interesting. Take a look at the gallery, and don’t miss the link section. I feel like building a dodecahedron or a bucky-ball this weekend instead of doing my homework.

Link via bleublog.


Friday Five

1. What’s your favorite vacation spot?

Of the places I’ve already been to, I’d say the western part of the United States. On our trip, André and I visited many beautiful places, but I think I liked Joshua Tree National Park best, because of its landscape and loneliness. There are other beautiful National Parks, but many of them are crowded. Joshua tree isn’t.

2. Where do you consider to be the biggest hell-hole on earth?

I don’t think I’ve ever been to a place that deserves to be called a hell-hole.

3. What would be your dream vacation?

I’d love, love, love to go to New Zealand. Since it is pretty far away from Europe, my dream would be to spend at least two months traveling both the North and South Islands of New Zealand, doing some hiking and/or biking, walking the Milford Track, maybe watch whales or dolphins, visit the penguins, go on a balloon ride, etc. etc.. I do not want to bungee-jump, though.

4. If you could go on a road-trip with anyone, who would it be and why?

André. (Do I really have to explain?) We’ve been on a pretty long and wonderful road trip before, and I’d very much like to do it again. André and I share interests and both like similar places and activities.

5. What are your plans for this weekend?

I’m going to sleep in a bit tomorrow, then I’m going to visit a lecture or two at the open day of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn. On Sunday, I need to do some serious reading (there are three books on didactics sitting on my desk, plus the PISA study. Also, I need to prepare for my lessons next week.