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Aperiodic patterns and forbidden symmetry



The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Join crystallographer Professor Brian Sutton and artist Dr Shelley James to explore the beauty of classical symmetry in geometrical patterns and discover the secrets of forbidden symmetry in Penrose tiling. Create your own colourful pattern to take home.

Drop-in activity – these activities run continuously and you can drop in at any time. Please note if the venue is at capacity you may have to wait.

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Aperiodic patterns and forbidden symmetry The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK