##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Food For Thought Seminar

## Chris Bick

#### UCSD

## A glimpse of chaos. Fractals, the Mandelbrot set, and complex dynamics.

##### Abstract:

Everybody has seen them: Computer generated images of fractals have become very popular during the 80s and can be found for example on math books written for a broad audience. But what is the actual mathematics behind these pictures? This will be a more or less formal introduction to iteration of holomorphic functions especially polynomial dynamics. Pictures and a movie included.

### November 13, 2008

### 10:00 AM

### AP&M B412

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