In Edinburgh the build will be taking place in the James Clerk Maxwell Building, King’s Buildings. Come along to Level 3 between 10am-5pm Monday-Friday (20-24 October) and be part of history! No knowledge of fractals is required, but some practical paper-folding skill will come in handy.
…researchers have provided a mathematical formula to describe the processes that dictate how cauliflower-like patterns – a type of fractal pattern – form and develop.
the thing they don’t tell you about fractals is just how sharp and dangerous they are. i mean, you think you have a pretty good grasp of the mathematical analysis but until a piece of metal with a very high perimiter to surface area ratio tears into your flesh, you’re really missing intuitive appreciation for objects that lack continuous derivatives almost everywhere.