Dancing braids

Ongoing -- my MSc project on using braids to model Scottish country dancing figures. In a nutshell: imagine parking a Maypole at the centre of the dance set and clipping a Maypole ribbon to the waist of each dancer (in such a way that the ribbon grows longer as necessary...): what is the pattern created on the Maypole, and how can we use MATHS to analyse it?


Building foundations

Coming next: Final dissertation (Aug 2024), final presentation (Sept 2024)