Map by Prof. Vanderbei and Colleagues Hits Time's List of 100 Best Inventions of 2021

Bob Vanderbei and photo of the map

To accurately capture Earth on a flat surface “while keeping visual distortions at a minimum” requires writing a complicated Python code. ORFE Professor Robert Vanderbei wrote the code to create a re-imagined world map. His collaboration with Princeton University Professor Richard Gott III and David Goldberg, professor at Drexel University, “resulted in the most accurate flat map ever made.”
This invention is feature in Time "The Best Inventions of 2021".