What Is A Fractal (and what are they good for)?





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Published on Jun 11, 2015

Fractals are complex, never-ending patterns created by repeating mathematical equations. Yuliya, a undergrad in Math at MIT, delves into their mysterious properties and how they can be found in technology and nature.

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Hosted by: Yuliya Klochan
Written by: Elizabeth Choe & Yuliya Klochan
Additional Scripting by: George Zaidan
Content Reviewer: Dr. Kwang Don Choe

Executive Producer & Doodles: Elizabeth Choe
Director: George Zaidan
Camera: Adam Morrell
Editor & Motion Graphics: Per Hoel

Theme song: Anthony Thomas & Neil Aggarwal

Music: “Unanswered Questions” by Kevin Macleod (http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-...)

Fractals in nature pictures: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil... and https://theyinfactor.files.wordpress.... (NASA/JPL-Caltech) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Tch... and http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia...
Menger Sponge visualization from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHsFU...
DNA chromatin fractal globule visualization courtesy of Maxim Imakaev and the Mirny Lab at MIT (http://mirnylab.mit.edu/)

Special thanks:
MIT Radio Club, Prof. John Essignmann & Ellen Essignmann, Dr. Kwang Don Choe, Max Imakaev


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