Or so they say. From Mashable:
It’s an age old question: Can cutting pizza ever be truly equal? …
But mathematicians Joel Haddley and Stephen Worsley at University of Liverpool in England believe they have cracked the code for perfect equality at the dinner table by cutting somewhat complex, curved slices — also known as monohedral disc tiling. More.
“I’ve no idea whether there are any applications at all to our work outside of pizza-cutting,” said Haddley in New Scientist. He has tried slicing a pizza in this way for real. But the results are “interesting mathematically, and you can produce some nice pictures.”
In short, the math is beautiful, but the pizza was probably a freaky mess.
Paper’s .pdf for the truly obsessive: “This paper gives new solutions to the problem: ‘Can we construct monohedral tilings of the disk such that a neighbourhood of the origin has trivial intersection with at least one tile?’”
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