Frank Farris

I teach in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, at Santa Clara University. Through 2009, I served once more as Editor of Mathematics Magazine, an official publication of the Mathematical Association of America. My current position with the MAA is Chair of the Council on Publications and Communications. During fall quarter 2011, I served as Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor at Carleton College.

My book Creating Symmetry: The Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns will be published in 2015 by Princeton University Press.

I help to coordinate Bay Area Mathematical Adventures a series of talks intended for high school students interested in mathematics, sponsored jointly by SCU and San Jose State University. Please contact me if you would like to be added to our email list.

Here is a page with some of my favorite computed images.

Just for fun: Nine fibers of the Hopf fibration, viewed by stereographic projection. The colors indicate how near that part of the image is to your eye. Does red indicate the closest or the farthest points? Are the rings turning to the right or to the left?

I still have a few things about wallpaper and computed images posted on an old machine: Have a look.

Maintainer: ffarris at scu dot edu
Last changed: 20-Jan-2015