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Symmetry Playing with Mirrors

symmetryGiven the great variety of ornamental motifs produced by man and forms created by nature, it is surprising how few of these "patterns" recur and how many artists came to represent all their possible combinations before mathematics posed the problem.

This interactive exhibition[open a new window] - permanently hosted by the Department of Mathematics "Federigo Enriques" -  illustrates the classification of two- and three-dimensional figures according to symmetry type.