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This article from Plus magazine discusses aperiodic tiling and the presence of these patterns in medieval Islamic art and quasicrystals. It also goes into Roger Penrose's discovery of tiles that tile a plane only aperiodically and into his rules to make designs out of the tiles.
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Keywords: mathematics, penrose tilings, quasicrystals
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