Queen to receive four-dimensional shape

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The Queen is to be presented with a mathematical shape by an Oxford University professor.

Professor Marcus du Sautoy has named a new symmetrical shape to honour the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

The new shape encodes three numbers in its contours, 1952 - the year of the Queen's accession to the throne, 2012 and 60, the number of years she has reigned.

He will present the Queen with a certificate describing the Diamond Jubilee Group in mathematical language.

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