The Webinar on Fractals took place on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 from 2 pm until 3 pm, with Antonio Montalban, Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, as our invited speaker. This virtual event was free and open to the general public.
The invited speaker defined a fractal and described examples of fractals, like the Koch Snowflake, the Sierpinski Triangle and the Mandelbrot Set. Antonio Montalban presented three examples of fractals in nature: the Barnsley fern, the Romanesco broccoli and the coast of Great Britain. The speaker also explained how to calculate the dimension of several fractals and emphasized that this dimension in some cases can be a fraction.