Finding the simple patterns in a complex world
An ANU mathematician has developed a new way to uncover simple patterns that might underlie apparently complex systems, such as clouds, cracks in materials or the movement of the stockmarket.
Market crashes are anomalous features in the financial data fractal landscape
Due to their previously discovered fractal nature, financial data patterns are self-similar when scaling up. New research shows that the most extreme events in financial data dynamics—reflected in very ...
Engineers use supercomputer to create beautiful video
A group of computing and software students have created some stunning videos using one of the most powerful computers in the world.
New research ends decade-long physics debate about turbulence
(Phys.org) —Turbulence. The word often conjures feelings of bouncing back and forth in an airplane seat. You tighten your grip on the armrests, and the intercom crackles, "Ladies and gentleman, the captain ...
Fractal wire patterns enhance stretchability of electronic devices
Physicists find doubly transient chaos can emerge due to dissipation
Two teams use cold atoms and lasers to create a system that should exhibit Hofstadter's butterfly
40-year-old prediction confirmed: First direct proof of Hofstadter butterfly fractal observed in moire superlattices
A team of researchers from Columbia University, City University of New York, the University of Central Florida (UCF), and Tohoku University and the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan, have ...
How many lakes are there, and how big are they?
Because of the important role lakes play in regional and local biogeochemical cycling, including carbon storage and emissions, scientists need to know how many lakes of various sizes exist. However, determining the size distribution ...
Fractal plumage indicates bird fitness
The complexity of the fractal geometry of a bird's plumage reveals its level of fitness, according to a new study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B today.
Team uses fractal geometry to build lighter structures
WiggleZ survey confirms the big picture of the Universe
(Phys.org) -- We know that stars group together to form galaxies, galaxies clump to make clusters and clusters gather to create structures known as superclusters. At what scale though, if at all, does this ...
Mathematicians develop new method for describing extremely complicated shapes
Mathematicians at the Institute for Advanced Study in New Jersey "bridged" topology and fractals and made a discovery that could lead to a new way of describing extremely complicated shapes such as the configuration of the ...