February SciBar

The Park Tavern

The Bollington Brewing Company


Fractals Everywhere!

Dr Ingo Dierking, School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Manchester

We are all familiar with 1-, 2-, and 3-dimensional geometric objects like lines, circles, triangles, cubes or spheres, and their use in the description of many simple structures such as streets, football fields, houses or cars. But how would you describe a cloud, the roots of a tree, a fern, snowflakes, the artery and capillary system of humans or equally complicated objects? In the late 1970s and 1980s, some mathematics was formulated that today is known as fractal geometry. It describes in simple terms the complex structures observed in nature as well as in mathematics.

Ingo will demonstrate with our own work that fractal geometry can be used to model a variety of problems, such as the spread of forest fires, urban growth, or epidemics.

Event starts 6.30 pm at The Park Tavern, Macclesfield.

Anyone from Junior School age onward is very welcome. You don’t need to be an expert. Just bring an inquisitive mind!

Admission is free and as always arrive early to guarantee a good seat.

Food will be served from 6pm until 8pm.


Monday 25 February


The Park Tavern