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When

Start: 03/05/2008 - 3:15pm

End : 03/05/2008 - 4:15pm

End : 03/05/2008 - 4:15pm

Category

Colloquium

Speaker

Robert Devaney (Boston University)

Abstract

In this lecture we describe several folk theorems concerning

the Mandelbrot set. While this set is extremely complicated

from a geometric point of view, we will show that, as long as

you know how to add and how to count, you can understand this

geometry completely. We will encounter many famous mathematical

objects in the Mandelbrot set, like the Farey tree and the

Fibonacci sequence. And we will find many soon-to-be-famous

objects as well, like the "Devaney" sequence. There might

even be a joke or two in the talk.

Where

Beckman Auditorium, B126, Harvey Mudd College

Misc. Information

Due to unforeseen circumstances, colloquium speaker Prof. Devaney has had to cancel his trip to Claremont. Therefore the colloquium has been cancelled for this Wednesday, March 5.