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Margaret Wertheim:
The beautiful math of coral

TED2009 · 15:33 · Filmed Feb 2009
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Margaret Wertheim: The beautiful math of coral
15:33 · Filmed February 2009 at TED2009 · Subtitles available in 21 languages

Margaret Wertheim leads a project to re-create the creatures of the coral reefs using a crochet technique invented by a mathematician — celebrating the amazements of the reef, and deep-diving into the hyperbolic geometry underlying coral creation.

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By masterminding a project to model a coral reef armed only with crochet hooks, Margaret Wertheim hopes to bring some of the most complicated mathematical models embodied in our universe into the minds (and hands) of the masses. Full bio
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