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The Art Gallery Problem (wikipedia.org)
40 points by ccarpenterg on May 15, 2011 | hide | past | favorite | 1 comment

The wonderful book, Proofs from THE BOOK,


discusses the art gallery problem, among many interesting mathematical problems, and then exemplifies the playful spirit of mathematical proof by including in that discussion a photograph of what is quite possibly the ugliest art museum ever built--on the campus of my alma mater university.


(The photo shown in the book is different from this official photo, but you get the idea.)

For the rest of my life, I will always smile when I think of the art gallery problem, because it will remind me of what the authors of Proofs from THE BOOK asked their readers about the Weisman Art Museum (which I refer to as the "Ugly Art Museum"). Thanks for making me smile by submitting this link to the Wikipedia article.

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