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Math Club
Chaos In Nature
Dave McArdle (UConn)

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Storrs Campus
Monteith 214

It was once believed that our world was governed by rules and that all observed outcomes were predictable. This dream of having an entirely predictable world is no longer true. We now know that there are incredibly simple mathematical models with dynamics so sensitive to initial conditions that long-term prediction is impossible. This realization gave birth to what is known as "Chaos Theory". In this presentation we will explore what chaos is in a mathematical sense and will look at several specific examples that illustrate the mystery and beauty of chaos. We will also look at chaos as it is observed in the world around us and discuss what lies ahead in this field.

Note: Free refreshments. The talk starts at 5:40.

Contact:

Keith Conrad (kconrad@math.uconn.edu)

Math Club (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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