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Surface quartique de Kummer à huit points doubles réels et huit points doubles imaginaires

Kummer quartic surface with eight real double points and eight imaginary double points. It was created by Karl Rohn, a German mathematician, in 1899. It has eight real double planes that meet the surface along eight conics marked on the model in plaster. It forms part of a collection of mathematical objects at the Institut Henri Poincaré (IHP).

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