Chaos and Fractals: Applications and the Future–CANCELLED
Price for Members: $48
Price for Non-Members: $72
Date/Time: Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21 & 28, 10:30 – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Mark Wimbush, Ph.D., emeritus professor of oceanography, U of Rhode Island
This is the last of a three-part series of courses on chaos theory, the third great revolution of 20th Century physics, and the related field of fractal geometry. The use of chaos theory has now broadened to biology, engineering, space travel, cryptography, and even authenticating art works. At its heart, the theory shows how systems obeying precise laws can nevertheless behave in erratic ways. This behavior is related to infinitely complex geometric structures called “fractals.” Professor Wimbush will review materials from the previous courses then turn to the practical application of chaos theory in such areas as human health and space travel. He will also explore how chaos theory, that flexible tool, might be used in the future. It’s time again to prowl the chaos with Wimbush and OLLI.
Start time: 10:30 a.m.
End time: 12:30 p.m.