Megan Taylor

front-end dev, volunteacher, news & data junkie, bibliophile, Flyers fan, sci-fi geek and kitteh servant

What is a tesseract?

I first read “A Wrinkle in Time” in 5th grade. I don’t remember how much I understood, but I lay at the feet of Madeleine L’Engle my later ability to wrap my mind around theoretical math and space-time relationships despite an almost paralyzing dislike of manipulating numbers.

In tribute to L’Engle’s death over the weekend, NPR put together an amazing explanation of what physicists refer to as a four dimensional cube – a tesseract.


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