Boew-Möller surfaces: Geodesic trajectories on families of polygons

By Diana Davis

September 14, 2011

Abstract

In my last talk, we created a surface by gluing together opposite edges of a regular octagon. This time, we will see how to make wonderful surfaces by gluing together several semi-regular polygons. Then we will shear them, cut them up, put them back together, and investigate what happens to geodesic trajectories when we do this.