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An aperiodic monotile exists!

A tiling of the plane by lots of copies of the same shape.

Actual aperiodicity news on The Aperiodical!

This is probably the biggest aperiodicity news we’ll ever cover here: David Smith, Joseph Samuel Myers, Craig S. Kaplan, and Chaim Goodman-Strauss have produced a single shape which tiles the plane, and can’t be arranged to have translational symmetry.

And it’s so simple!

30th Anniversary LMS Popular Lectures: Gowers and Penrose

The 30th Anniversary LMS Popular Lectures will be given by Professor Sir Roger Penrose, FRS (University of Oxford) and Professor Tim Gowers, FRS (University of Cambridge).

The London Mathematical Society Popular Lectures present exciting topics in mathematics (and its applications) to a wide audience. The lectures are suitable for all who have an interest in mathematics. The lectures will held on Tuesday 26 June at the Institute of Education, London, from 7.00 – 9.30pm and repeated on Wednesday 26 September at King Edward School, Birmingham, from 6.30 – 9.00pm.

If you would like to be included on the Popular Lectures mailing list, please contact Elizabeth Fisher (

Further details: LMS Popular Lectures.