Go to  Advanced Search

Snowflakes, Stress and Semiconductors: Do You See a Pattern Here?

Show full item record

Files in this item

Files Size Format Description   View
Richard_Taylor_APS_NW_Section_11thAnnual Meeting_2009.ppt 38.65Mb Microsoft Powerpoint   View/Open
Session1Part2_APS_NW_Section_11th_Annual Meeting_2009.mp3 71.08Mb View in browser View/Open
 
Title: Snowflakes, Stress and Semiconductors: Do You See a Pattern Here?
Author: Taylor, Richard
Subject Keywords Science and Engineering Library;11th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Section of APS
Issue Date: 2009-05-15
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2009-05-28
Citation: Taylor, Richard. 2009. Snowflakes, Stress and Semiconductors: Do You See a Pattern Here? 11th Annual Meeting Northwest Section of the American Physical Society. May 15, 2009. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Abstract: Fractals are patterns that repeat at many magnifications. These intricate patterns are found throughout nature, ranging from clouds, rivers and lightning through to our brains, blood vessels and lungs. Due to their prevalence in nature and their growing impact on cultures around the world, fractals have assumed a rapidly expanding role across the sciences and arts. In this talk, I will explore some of the intriguing properties of fractals by taking a meandering walk through the research disciplines I have worked in. These will include nano-electronic circuits, Antarctic ice-shelves, brain structure and artworks. I hope to show a common theme - that quantification of their underlying fractal geometry provides an enhanced understanding well beyond the traditional qualitative views of these diverse systems.
Affiliation: Other
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/8342
Peer Review Status:

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

All items in cIRcle are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.

UBC Library
1961 East Mall
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V6T 1Z1
Tel: 604-822-6375
Fax: 604-822-3893