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|Date||October 14th, 2019|
|Seminar Room||Weniger Hall, Room 149|
|Refreshments Room||Weniger Hall, Room 245 (Statistics Conference room)|
|Tea and Refreshments with Faculty and Speaker||3:00 pm to 3:45 pm|
|Seminar Start||4:00 pm to 4:50 pm|
|Cost||Free and open to the public|
Geometry of nature
I will discuss two distinct patterns of nature, which arise from the underlying transportation networks. The first pertains to the ‘fractal’ scaling of river networks forming the drainage basin of a river. The second relates to living organisms and is the unusual scaling of their metabolic rate with mass. I will discuss how nature has utilized two co-existing distinct forms for life on earth: compact animals that move and ‘fractal’ rooted trees. The talk is interdisciplinary and touches on the physical sciences and the life sciences, and especially on elementary mathematics and statistics.
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