A Conversation for Piet Hein - Danish Renaissance Man

Superegg?

Post 1

clzoomer- a bit woobly

Didn't he make a *superegg* that could be balanced in all sorts of odd ways as well? I think commercially it was made into a table base.

As to the coloured map problem, was that the one that was unsolveable in two dimensions so a toroid was needed?

smiley - sorry that I am just adding questions, but I really don't remember.

smiley - ta


Superegg?

Post 2

Pimms

cl zoomer - smiley - smiley
1.yes - you need to try the link to The Superellipse. I felt Piet Hein's achievements needn't be lumped into a single entry on him, but would each stand alone, so supereggs are mentioned there - there is even a link to a model of a superegg you can build yourself.smiley - winkeye

2.this is a topic for another entry. I think the coloured map on the plane is a different problem from trying it on a toroid. All I know is that Piet Hein thought about the problem.

Pimms


Superegg?

Post 3

clzoomer- a bit woobly

smiley - ta


smiley - cheers


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