Sci-Fi at its best: the MandelBox a lost underwater city?

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Sci-Fi at its best: the MandelBox a lost underwater city?

Post #1by t00fri » 18.10.2012, 17:47

Yes, some of you presumably know what a fractal is and who was Benoit B. Mandelbrot (died end of 2010),,,

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What is really exciting is the very recent generalization from 2D Mandelbrot sets to 3D, the MandelBox. With the great speed of today's computers these unbelievable 3D fractal structures can be and have been explored to very deep levels.

If you don't know yet the amazing MandelBox trip, you will certainly enjoy this excellent YouTube video. Turn on your sound as well!

http://youtu.be/bO9ugnn8DbE

For me this looks like a lost deep sea city from ancient times when we had this visit from outer space ;-)
Hence at least graphically: Sci-Fi at its best.

And possibly very few of you might even understand the underlying Mathematics....

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Post #2by Hungry4info » 18.10.2012, 18:33

That is amazing 8O 8O
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Post #4by t00fri » 19.10.2012, 08:03

Very nice and inspiring mathematical artwork!

Actually, fractals are being invoked sometimes also in cosmology. Notably some speculate that the matter distribution is fractal in the Universe and then one may arrive naturally at the observed "spider web" type large-scale filiamental galaxy structures.

2dF redshift survey data versus Millenium simulation:
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http://forum.celestialmatters.org/viewtopic.php?t=345


3D Computer simulation:
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(Source: ANU/Michael Boylan-Kolchin/UC Irvine)

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