Klein bottle

If you want to give a mathematician something to try to wrap their head around, a Klein bottle is a good place to start. A real Klein bottle is an object with no inside and no outside that can only exist in four dimensions. These glass models exist in three, which means that unlike the real thing, they can actually hold liquid.The difference between the models and the real thing is that by adding an extra dimension, you can make it so that the neck of the bottle doesn’t actually intersect the side of the bottle. Take a couple aspirin and try to picture that in your head.

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  1. Ron Murphy

    As a glass sculpture I have seen almost every thing. I have tried just about every thing that one can imagine but the Kline bottle would take more than just an artist with some 40 years of experience. It would also need a scientific glass blower with many years of experience. I would really like to hold one of the Kline bottles.

    Glass & Fire artist Ron Murphy


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