The Wente Torii

The wente torii are a family of CMC surfaces discovered in 1984 by Dr. Henry Wente. These surfaces are very significant as the first counterexamples to the longstanding conjecture (dating back to the early 1800s) that the only closed, compact, constant mean curvature surface was the sphere.

More information of the Wente Torii can be found ^here.

In the images below, the opacity of the surface is diminshed with increasing distance from the origin, making the outer lobes translucent and revealing some of the inner structure.