Introduction to fractal geometry

Presented by ANU College of Science

Event topic

Science

Type of event

Immersion activity

Who should attend

Undergraduate

Times

1–2pm

Location

CS/MSI Building, Tutorial Room 1 (view in map)

Meet the presenters

Professor, Mathematical Sciences Institute

Fractals are geometrical objects, such as lines and triangles, but usually more complicated, like the shapes of ferns, cloud boundaries, and patterns of mountains.

They have in common that they can be understood using beautiful new simple mathematics, fractal geometry, which exploits the fact that all these objects are self-similar. They can be created by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feedback loop.

Driven by recursion, fractals are images of dynamic systems – the pictures of chaos. Join Professor Michael Barnsley from the Mathematical Sciences Institute for an introduction to fractal geometry.

In this lecture, Professor Barnsley and his team will demonstrate how to build a fractal object and explain how fractal geometry replicates nature’s complex patterns.

Meet the presenters

Professor, Mathematical Sciences Institute

Meet the presenters

Professor, Mathematical Sciences Institute