A pilot project, netGeometry , to teach the content of two upper level geometry courses online synchronously with the classroom versions, as well as asynchronously, and in modular form, was funded by the Provost of the University, June 2009.
With the generous assistance of the Math Department, we are now a Mac-Mini lab, with VMware offering WindowsXP services as well. A small collection of Linux, SGI and Apple IIGS computers support special projects. The lab has also been renamed REU Lab to reflect it's current main purpose. Student projects based on NVIDIA GPUs and Nintendo's Wiimote controllers take the lab into the present.
The new facilities hosted MA198 Hypergraphics and REU program illiMath2008 in its first year.
Summer 2006 the lab hosted illiMath2006, an 8 week Research Experience for Undergraduates. All students completed a real-time interactive computer animation in the CUBE and CAVE virtual environments. Four presented papers at MathFest and YMC.
Spring 2006 we curated Calcul*rt, an exhibit of art and mathematics at the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois.
Two years ago there were projects teleMath and zySpace. The former will open our courses and seminars to a wider audience of students using contemporary teleconferencing resources. The latter is a Szyzygy application which realizes non-Euclidean geometries. These experiments were less than successful.
Last year's project was collecting and evaluating graphical resources for the undergraduate mathematics curriculum, or Project GRUMC   . Come to the grafiXlab and help us choose which to use in our classes.
We are archiving pictures and links documenting the Altgeld Model Collection.
Here is a start by
Kalev Leetaru at the
University of Illinois
and Angela Vierling at Harvard University and John Sullivan at Illinois. Please consider lending us your pictures of the models.
We are now a host for the Geometry Center pages, which have been in suspended animation for far too long. If you are interested in helping us revive the spirit of the Geometry Center, please contact us.
We're ready to start up an Alumni Corner, with links and other interesting things the grafiXlab alumni want you to know about. Here's a start
Here is a page on Conway's ZIP Proof for the classification of compact surfaces. Summer 2002, like the previous summer, we had an 8-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in the grafiXlab called illiMath2001 and illiMath2002 respectively. If you or someone you know might be interested in joining in the future, e-mail us.
Summer and fall 2001 we took The Geometrical Puppetshow on the road. Don't miss mathClub this spring. Have a look at our project The Audible Sketchpad, which is great opportunity for our undergraduate collaborators to make their mark. We also put together a gallery of fine-art prints of our best images. These are displayed in the office of Prof. Ph. Tondeur, the new Director of Mathematical Sciences at the NSF in Washington.
Our 1998 production, Superball , is eager for your visit! Summer 1998 production, The Optiverse continues to enjoy great popularity. We're also here to tell you about the two GII testbed entries, LATERNA matheMAGICA and Cellular Semiotics, we did at Supercomputing'95, and our VROOM entry Post-Euclidean Walkabout at SIGGRAPH'94.
Our first two campus projects in the grafiXlab were the studioCAVE and the Iris a la Carte. Even though they weren't funded by the campus, we thrive on the generosity of the NCSA and the Mathematics Department.
A long time ago my students made this webpage for
Math 302, Post-Euclidean Geometry
Feel free to use the following Google Custom Search Element to surf this site. But please note, your search will find items written by students and collaborators. Please respect their intellectual property, and write me if you find any pages that should not be visible.