Math Behind Ancient Islamic Tile Patterns Decoded – Study supported in part by Harvards Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture

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Decagonal quasicrystal geometry, first understood by Westerners in recent decades, appears in 15th-century Islamic tilings

Cambridge, Mass. – February 22, 2007 – Intricate decorative tilework found in medieval architecture across the Islamic world appears to exhibit advanced decagonal quasicrystal geometry — a concept discovered by Western mathematicians and physicists only in the 1970s and 1980s. If so, medieval Islamic application of this geometry would predate Western mastery by at least half a millennium.

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Harvard

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http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20070224/mathtrek.asp

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