Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 - 3:30pm - Allen 14
Murray/Ollivier Lecture
Chaos games and fractal images
Dr. Robert Devaney, Mathematics, Boston University

Title:  Chaos games and fractal images
Abstract:  In this lecture we will describe some of the beautiful images that arise from the "Chaos Game." We will show how the simple steps of this game produce, when iterated millions of times, the intricate images known as fractals. We will describe some of the applications of this technique used in data compression as well as in Hollywood. We will also challenge students present to "Beat the Professor" at the chaos game and maybe win his computer.

This talk should be accessible to undergraduates.

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