Tag Archives: Peter Steinhardt

By Compass and Straightedge

Update below. Readers may have noticed that I have attributed considerable recreational time on this blog to conceive and convey quasi-periodic patterns on ancient Islamic buildings. Following a first visit of Esfahan’s Darb-i Imam shrine in the old city in … Continue reading

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Persian Artisans

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Dan Shechtman from Israel for his discovery of quasicrystals in Nature in 1982. Persian artisans have created aperiodic quasicrystal tesselations on buildings more than 500 years earlier, before Johannes Kepler, Albrecht Dürer and, of … Continue reading

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