The Infinite Pattern That Never Repeats

30-Sen, 2020
10 177 532 Ko‘rishlar soni

Simple rules of geometry meant that 5-fold symmetry was impossible as were crystals without a periodic structure. This turns out to be wrong. Thanks to LastPass for sponsoring a portion of this video. Click here to start using LastPass:
Huge thanks to Prof. Paul Steinhardt for the interview on this topic. Check out his book ‘The Second Kind of Impossible’
If you'd like to learn more about Penrose tilings, go check out "Penrose Tiles to Trapdoor Ciphers" by Martin Gardener, which helped my research for this video.
Filmed by Gene Nagata (Potato Jet on UZworld)
Animations by Iván Tello and Jonny Hyman
Editing, Coloring, Music & Audio mastering by Jonny Hyman
Prague scenes filmed in 2012.
Special thanks to Raquel Nuno for helping with the tilings!
Additional Music from Epidemic Sound

  • Roger Penrose was just awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics! Not for this pattern but “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity”

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    • husejn179husejn1792 kun oldin
    • It never repeats but the universe itself clearly does. Ok.

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    • That’s nice

      Itz_ClixzyItz_Clixzy6 kun oldin
    • Wait, the astronasts select by Skill where also 1.6! It all has a pattern, but has actually Not🥴

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    • DUDE! I saw this pattern in a movie (can't remember the name of the movie, scene was near the end, two characters standing on a plaza with the Penrose pattern in the tile beneath them), and I searched for it for an embarrassing amount of time with no luck. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! for scratching this mental itch that has been in the back of my mind for months. Ahhhhhhhhhhh.........

      Shawn HartmannShawn Hartmann9 kun oldin
  • could you make a 3D Aperiodic puzzle of a pyramid?

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  • Watch pentagon is the best a gone

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  • We were always wondering what the 4th dimension looked like, well here's the 5th

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  • I went to Prog and Pink Floyd wasn’t there and neither were any talking goats 0/10

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  • watch this before bed because its satisfying

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  • I kind of hate all of this.

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  • outside topic. i just realised weaponry has to give up alot of fault to the inverse square law some how.. packing factor, firing ammunition, and physics of projectiles all play together.. perfect pacing factor would be rectangular shells, ofcourse then it would fire and fly less efficiently because charges get most efficientcy from being circular.. whatever powder or charge doesnt burn evenly in rectangular chambers and a rectangular munition would be awful to use precisely

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  • I want to see someone make this pattern in Minecraft.

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  • Can this pattern be used for encryption

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  • Confusing ass title

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  • Is it even a pattern then?

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  • Mind. Blown.

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  • 12:18 what if one shapes was different and the person to find it would get something.

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  • Could the tiling be used in encryption?

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  • it does repeat

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  • This video is an example of people who have waaaaay too much time on their hands.

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  • Fascinating ! Even for a complete non-matematician as me...

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  • imagine having ocd watching this

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  • I live in Czech

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  • Me just realizing that he could have chose any number for the atomic number of Veritasium but he chose 42(0): Nice

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  • Does anyone know where to buy one of those icosahedrons he has at 17:17

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  • it's 4am somewhere

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  • As below, so above. Look at the International Institute for Conductors logo. It is a representation of a conductor standing in an icosahedron, one of the platonic solids. According to Rudolf Laban the architecture of our personal space reflects Keplr's vision of planetary space. Cool!

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  • oh, please tell me this video is in a golden aspect ratio. i have been dying to know!

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  • It's not a pattern if it doesn't repeat

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  • Robert burger

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  • Math is amazing...I'm too stupid to understand :(

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  • I understand.

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  • I knew math would be important - I just chose not to pay attention. now I feel like I missed some magical universal language of numbers that puts me below other people

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  • In 2007, the physicists Peter J. Lu and Paul J. Steinhardt suggested that GIRIH tilings possess properties consistent with self-similar fractal quasicrystalline tilings such as Penrose tilings, predating them by five centuries.

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  • We are right in it!

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  • Haha, we wrote a philosophy exam about it...

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  • Please tell me I’m not the only one who sees this on LSD

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  • tesselation is epic.

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  • Now bend space to force the pattern to tile periodically, does the bent space have a pattern?

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  • I wish I was your level of smart

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  • wait this guy went to prague in october 2020- description: “prague scenes filmed in 2012” ...wait this guy started this EIGHT YEARS ago???

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  • The thumbnail messed up my vision for 10 seconds. Bruhhhhhhhh

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  • Hexagons are the bestagons dude

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  • I'm too high for this.

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  • Proof that reality is built on numbers

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  • This reminds me of one of those criminal shows where everything starts to come together and they find out it's all connected.

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  • Definition Of Pattern: A *Repeated* Decorative Design. Title Of Video: Pattern That Never Repeats Me: *_cOnFuSiOn_*

    Gavin BundrockGavin Bundrock3 kun oldin
  • Cepler was to Smart to explain it, its the truth. Think about expeaining something to a dog...

    Wojciech ChomiakWojciech Chomiak3 kun oldin
  • If you really think about it if something is infinite meaning it has no end the chance of it repeating itself at least once is literally guaranteed to happen

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  • at 1:24 who else saw massive hollow dnd dice set XD

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  • this is pog

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  • In all seriousness, is the title an oxymoron? As surely a pattern is something that repeats itself. Great video btw though

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  • Max was here

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  • How is it a pattern then?

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  • Only people who know what Kepler - 22B is could like

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  • Hexagons are bestagons

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  • this is so facinating

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  • This is why I am smart

  • Veritasium: brings out the golden ratio Me: WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Veritasium: brings out the Fibonacci Sequence Me: ...OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • 10,101,001 views from when I’m watching lol

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  • that pattern is exactly what its like to have both ADHD and OCD

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  • Aye Jesus loves you guys so much that he died on the cross for you. Regret your sins and accept him as your lord and savior. Love yall Also this messed with my head so much😂

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  • Seeing that clock after watching kutis Conner

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  • The pattern version of pi.

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  • 1:50 ........ Umm that looks just like what some military personnel have reported seeing as a UFO...... Fact check me

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  • @Eddie Woo

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  • We have the Penrose tiling pattern from 8:52 in the chemistry/biochemistry building floor at the University of Western Australia. It has a huge open atrium so you can get a great view from the top floor. There's a plaque on one of the walls explaining the significance.

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  • I've made up my mind: I want my kitchen floor to be Penrose Tiling!

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  • I just, am not smart enough for this

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  • feels so good to find out that my country is actually cool

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  • Bro wait a minute is this why we used those in in elementary

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  • 1:10 that's some pretty good magic

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  • is this not how the universe works with diffrent dimensions and stuff ??

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  • Is there some equivalent in three dimensions?

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  • The golden ratio... Johnny... This is my 5th lesson...

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  • He injured my brain

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  • man this blows my mind at 1:35 in the morning.

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  • This is a metaphor of life. Think about it, life is an endless cycle of pain and misery, and once it's over, it doesn't repeat. Anyway have a good day :)!

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  • So this is the tiles we see in the loki trailer

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  • My second trip through this vid---enjoyable both times. My only beef is--if it doesn't repeat, then it's NOT a pattern, by definition.

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  • 9:15 it looks farmilliar as if i have already dreamt about this in my lifetime

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  • Although Pauling was wrong. His response was a micDrop.

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  • Alternate tile: the most unsatisfactory floor tiling

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  • i swear i’ll never get tired of these videos

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  • Is this why nature loves hexagons???

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  • 9:49 where can you find this cool thing

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  • How can it be a pattern if it doesn't repeat...?

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  • 11:49 its fuTILE

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  • POV: you finally clicked on this vid after you got recommended this for 1000 times

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  • why am I watching this at 3am? How I get here? lol

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  • Might Infinite-none-repeating patterns have to exist even on an atomic level, because change exists? Wouldn't a world with only repetitive symmetric patters be eventually stuck? The golden ratio is so common in nature and in life. It seems to be a constant of change and growth patterns. Pure repetition is like an equivalent of death.

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  • Information > (o_o) > Information (it all went straight in and then out.)

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  • In pog

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