College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

# GAUSS - Rolando de Santiago

Speaker:

Rolando de Santiago

Topic:

Fractal Geometry and the Fibonacci Numbers

Abstract: Fractals are many examples of the beautiful objects in mathematics. From the Mandelbrot set, to the Koch Snowflake, they give rise to objects that have very rich self-similar structure, forcing us to change our understanding of dimension. In this talk we will discuss some constructions and computations for many classical fractals that arise from *Iterated Function Systems*. We investigate versions of the Cantor set and make connections to generalized Fibonacci numbers, which are used to compute the dimension of the fractal.

Event Date:

April 6, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location:

210 MLH

Calendar Category:

Seminar