26 Mar 2018

Symmetry Challenge -- 2018 RECAP!

Submitted by Adam R. Johnson, Harvey Mudd College

The 2018 Symmetry challenge has come to a close. I wanted to give a big thank you to all 14 of the participants, representing four different institutions. Sadly, I have to report that, yet again, no one from my class submitted the challenge. Perhaps the stakes were too low... er... should I say the "snakes" were too low?

This year there was a CLEAR winner, Jacob Brannon, from Cal Poly Pomona, was able to find THIRTEEN different point groups. Excellent work Jacob. A fantabulous VIPEr-themed prize is in the mail to you. 2nd place was only able to find 9 point groups.