Behind the project
The project „Adopt a Polyhedron“ is associated with the Collaborative Research Centre “Discretization in Geometry and Dynamics” and application of discrete mathematics. Scientists from the Technical University Berlin and the Technical University Munich, attached the Freie Universität Berlin, investigate the discretization of differential geometry and dynamical systems. Discrete in a mathematical sense means distinguishable. For example, the corners of a square are clearly identifiable, whereas a circle can be interpreted as a polygon with infinitively many vertices that blend into each other. Three dimensional polyhedra, with their clearly distinguishable vertices, edges, and faces, are classical objects in discrete geometry. „Adopt a Polyhedron“ is supported by the German Mathematical Society.