4D Euclidean space
This polytope is known as
Cube atop Cuboctahedron, or
K4.35 among Dr. Klitzing's 4D convex segmentochora. It
consists of a cube, a
cuboctahedron, 6 square
antiprisms, and 8 tetrahedra. It is notable
primarily for being a non-trivial example of a CRF polytope that contains
square antiprisms as cells.
12 Dec 2018:
The Polytope of the Month for December is up.
The Polytope of the Month for this month is a curious little CRF polychoron that sports a single bilunabirotunda cell, along with 4 tetrahedra, 4 square pyramids, 4 pentagonal pyramids, and 2 triangular prisms. This is the bilunabirotunda pseudopyramid, or J91 pseudopyramid for short:
Although this polytope is relatively simple in structure, and is probably the simplest 4D polytope that contains a bilunabirotunda cell, it was not discovered until 23 Feb 2014, following the heels of the discovery of the castellated rhombicosidodecahedral prism (also containing J91 cells) and the subsequent discovery that a bilunabirotunda can be derived from an icosahedron via a modified Stott expansion. That latter discovery naturally led to the J91 pseudopyramid as the result of the same modified Stott expansion process applied to the 4D icosahedral pyramid.
16 Nov 2018:
14 Nov 2018:
This month, we introduce a simple but highly-interesting CRF polytope:
This is the projection of Cube atop Icosahedron, also known as K4.21, one of Dr. Klitzing's convex segmentochora. It is formed by placing an icosahedron and a cube in two parallel hyperplanes, and connecting them with 6 triangular prisms, 12 square pyramids, and 8 tetrahedra.
It is interesting because its two generating polyhedra come from two different symmetry groups, octahedral symmetry and icosahedral symmetry, unlike most of the other segmentochora where the two generating polyhedra come from the same family. Their common symmetry group is pyritohedral symmetry.
1 Oct 2018:
The Polytope of the Month for October is up!