What do you give a queen who has everything for her Diamond Jubilee?  How about some of hyperspace?

That’s exactly what Oxford University mathematician Marcus du Sautoy gave Queen Elizabeth II: he named a new symmetrical object in hyperspace (“The Diamond Jubilee Group”) in Her Majesty’s honor.

The Queen won’t be able to take a stroll around her new mathematical domain as this symmetrical object exists beyond our three-dimensional universe. Instead, she will receive a framed certificate from Professor du Sautoy describing in mathematical language the contours of her strange new dominion. The contours of this new shape encode three important numbers: 1952, the year of The Queen’s accession to the throne, 2012, and 60 (the years she has reigned).

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