Special Uconn Physics Colloquium

Size, Scale and Fractals from the Big Bang to Life

Geoffrey West

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Is an elephant just a blown up mouse? What do we mean by scaling and what is a fractal? Examples discussed will include: Limits to Growth, the Speed of Dinosaurs, Drug Dosages, Cooking Turkeys, Brain Size, Metabolic Rate, Mortality, Quantum Mechanics, the Unification of the Fundamental Forces of Nature and the Evolution of the Universe.

Monday, October 13, 2003
4:00 PM
Gant Science Complex
Materials Science Building
Room IMS20

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