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General Interest:Fractals

An aperiodic tiling by Chaim Goodman-Strauss

This is a tiling of the plane with just two tiles, the "trilobite" and the "cross". Any such tiling must be aperiodic. The construction generalizes to any dimension Euclidean space.

How to make it: Drafted in Adobe Illustrator.

Image created: February 1995

[An aperiodic tiling]

Copyright © February 1995 by The Geometry Center, Univerity of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
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