Sabetta Matsumoto

Assistant Professor of Physics
School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Elisabetta Matsumoto is an Assistant Professor in the School of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She uses differential geometry, knot theory and geometric topology to understand the geometry of materials and their mechanical properties. She is passionate about using textiles, 3D printing and virtual reality to teach geometry and topology to the public.
S^3 Jewelry
20 x 20 x 2 cm
Brass, 18k Gold Plated Brass
2016-2018
My jewelry takes objects in our ambient three-dimensional euclidean space and maps their midline to an equator in S^3, with a fixed number of pi-twists. The results are then stereographically projected back to R^3. There are two main designs: (left) one uses intermeshed ladders to create a pair of interlocking mobius bands, and (right) the other is based upon the twisted Scherk saddle tower with six ends.