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Freidman's exploration of the dynamics of a system of three interconnected rings resulted in the visualization of a three-torus. Following a suggestion of Bill Thurston, he ray traced an object in this three-torus by allowing light rays to follow geodesics specified by the configuration space metric. This project is described in detail in the Summer Institute 1992 reports.
Three Ring Circus by Jacques Friedman
Image created: summer, 1992
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