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Mathematics Program Presents

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Symmetries of Fractals

Hegeman 308
4:45 pm

Jim Belk, Mathematics Program

A fractal is a geometric figure that exhibits a self-similar structure, meaning that the same patterns appear at a range of different scales.  In this talk, I will explore the notion of symmetry in mathematics, and then describe some symmetries of fractal shapes that reflect their self-similar structure.  The algebra of these symmetries can have certain unusual features, and I will discuss some surprising results that have been uncovered about this algebra as part of my research.  This talk should be accessible to all math majors.

Refreshments to follow immediately in the Math Common Room.

For more information, call 845-758-7104, or e-mail

Time: 4:45 pm

Location: Hegeman 308