Regular Leonardo polyhedra

Mathematics and art

Authors

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26493/2590-9770.1535.8ad

Keywords:

Polyhedral manifold, Leonardo polyhedra, regular map, Klein's quartic

Abstract

Five known combinatorial regular polyhedra with genus g ≥ 2 and with the rotation group of a Platonic solid are described, along with their history. They are close (hyperbolic) analogues of the Platonic solids. The protagonists of their discovery are Leonardo da Vinci and two mathematicians: Alicia Boole Stott and Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter. For a sixth candidate we discovered that there is so far only a Kepler-Poinsot type available. This is a correction of a result from 1986.

Published

2022-08-12

Issue

Section

The Marston Conder Issue of ADAM