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Saturday, June 5, 2021

TRACKING WITH CLOSEUPS: Two Papers “Proved” This Surface Couldn’t Exist—Then It Was Constructed

Here is background on the Barth sextic, and a deeper dive by John Baez. A 1997 proof showed that no sextic can have more than the 65 double points of Barth's construction.

Posted at June 5, 2021 11:02