# There's a Mathematically Perfect Way to Slice Pizza — Can You Do It?

On the surface, pizza and mathematics might seem to go together like chalk and cheese, but they actually have quite a history together.

Recently, two mathematicians from the University of Liverpool banded together to expand the pizza math-iverse, and the results were deliciously eye-catching.

Behold, the coolest new way to slice pizza:

In a paper titled "Infinite families of monohedral disk tilings," Joel Haddley and Stephen Worsley devised a more complex — yet mathematically sound — way to divide up a pizza. Earlier research had proven that it was possible to cut a pizza into six curved pieces, which could be further split in two to produce 12 of the same-sized slices.

It looks like this:

Building on the above method, Haddley and Worsley proved that you can slice up a pizza in curved, sythe-shaped pieces with odd-numbered straight sides. Called 5-gons, 7-gons, 9-gons and so on, the pieces can be further split in two to produce double the number of equally sized pieces.

Check it out:

"Mathematically there is no limit whatsoever," Haddley told *New Scientist*, which means you can theoretically cut your pizza into an infinite number of slices. As *New Scientist *notes, however, it'll probably be difficult to go beyond nine parts.

While this kind of witchcraft might seem completely nonsensical, there might be some good uses for it: If everyone with whom you're dining wants different toppings — or some people hate the crust — it's much easier to make people happy using this method.

"I've no idea whether there are any applications at all to our work outside of pizza-cutting," Haddley told *New Scientist*.* *But the paper is "interesting mathematically, and you can produce some nice pictures."

Praise the pizza gods.

*h/t **Gizmodo*