Scientific Computing and Matrix Computations Seminar: Fractals

Seminar | April 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Bernt Wahl, CEO, Factle Corporation

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The Geometry of Nature, shapes that repeat themselves at
varying levels of magnification. Traditionally geometric objects are
referenced as basic shapes., but in the late 1800’s a group of
mathematicians would shatter Euclidean concepts with pathological,
irregular shapes that resided in fractional dimensional space. This
new mathematics dubbed a “Gallery of Monsters”, would lay the ground work for what we now call, fractal geometry. Today with the
advent of modern computer imaging many these computational intensive “Monsters” have been brought to visual life. The talk will discuss many of the uses of fractal geometry, along with showing how computer generated images can mimic nature.

Bernt Wahl Bio: Mathematician and Information Scientist, works on how Fractal Geometry and Chaos Theory is examine compelling problems. These include deciphering quantum encryption, building navigation structures for location intelligence, calculating the fractal
dimension of search algorithms, creating computer animation, designing fashion, understanding relationship dynamics, predicting the spread of infectious diseases, structuring social networks, composing music, analyzing economic and political unrest, making medical evaluations, structuring massive amounts of data, forecasting financial markets, analyzing power grids, and even imaging thought patterns in the brain.

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