We owe the Tshirt design and our 2007 contest logo to
professor Marco
Schlichting of LSU Math Department.
It portrays the blowup of the xyplane A^{2}
and of a curve C at the point P. The process of blowingup
is used in mathematics to resolve singularities.
For a more detailed description of the picture and its
mathematical meaning please see the following article
by professor Marco Schlichting:
Resolution
of Singularities and Blowups
You can also find more information on the following Wikipedia
pages:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heisuke_Hironaka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singular_point_of_an_algebraic_variety
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resolution_of_singularities
