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A visualization of the Turbulent Landscapes exhibit providing a closer look at the real-world exhibits. This area includes portions of the Turbulent Landscapes audio tour co-produced by the Exploratorium and Antenna Theater. A chronological view of parallel developments in mathematics, technological innovation, and scientific research, all of which have contributed to the contemporary study of complexity. A cross-referenced guide to the concepts, terminology, and key figures of modern dynamics---the main tools used to investigate complexity in nature. Support for the development and tour of the Turbulent Landscapes exhibition has been provided by the National Science Foundation.
Secret Worlds: The Universe Within View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida.
Nature presents itself in patterns and patterns are the natural way for human beings to interpret the world. Facts and figures are difficult to grasp and more so to remember. We may not remember that Christopher Columbus was born in 1451, but we remember that in 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
Nikos A. Salingaros Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78249, USA Keynote speech, 5th Biennial of towns and town planners in Europe (Barcelona, April 2003). Published in PLANUM -- The European Journal of Planning On-line (March 2004).
Initial image of a Mandelbrot set zoom sequence with a continuously coloured environment Mandelbrot animation based on a static number of iterations per pixel The Mandelbrot set is a mathematical set of points whose boundary is a distinctive and easily recognizable two-dimensional fractal shape. The set is closely related to Julia sets (which include similarly complex shapes), and is named after the mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot , who studied and popularized it.