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Caught Between Dimensions

Richard Earl, University of Oxford

Date Icon Week 1, Tuesday 11 October MT 2016
Time Icon 8:15pm

Examples of fractals like the Mandelbrot set and Julia sets are easy to define in terms of sequences of complex numbers. No doubt you will have seen many weird and wonderful images of these fractals - but what is it to be a fractal? This is an introductory talk about some ideas of dimension theory and how it is that a set can have a dimension that isn’t a whole number.