A tour of the Mandelbrot set by Dr. Holly Krieger

Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre, 1728 University Place, G11 6PA 3rd Oct 5.00pm-6.00pm Free
Holly Kreiger

The London Mathematical Society and the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Glasgow is proud to present a popular lecture for Maths Week Scotland: A tour of the Mandelbrot set, by Dr. Holly Krieger (University of Cambridge).

Dr. Krieger is one of the foremost presenters in mathematics. She has several prestigious Numberphile videos, and has been very active in bringing modern mathematics to the general public. Check out her media page: https://www.dpmms.cam.ac.uk/~hk439/media.html

The beautiful and complicated Mandelbrot set has captivated mathematicians since the first computer images of the set were drawn in the 1980s. In this talk we'll take a walk around the infinite intricacies of the Mandelbrot set, exploring the spirals, finding Fibonacci, and answering the question every maths student wonders when they first meet the Mandelbrot set: why do we care about this pretty picture?

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