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Author:Frank Morgan, MAA Online
Description: Four mathematicians have announced a mathematical proof of the Double Bubble Conjecture: that the familiar double soap bubble is the optimal shape for enclosing and separating two chambers of air. In an address to the Undergraduate Mathematics Conference at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana on Saturday, March 18, 2000, Frank Morgan of Williams College announced that he, Michael Hutchings of Stanford, and Manuel Ritoré and Antonio Ros of Granada had finally proved that the double soap bubble had it right all along...

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Problems/Puzzles, Articles
Math Topics: Higher-Dimensional Geometry

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