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Science Symposium
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Science Symposium
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1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057

507-646-3105
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Science Symposium

May 7, 2004

The Strange Attraction of Chaos: Advances in Understanding Complex Systems
In recent decades, the study of disparate and complex systems, such as the evolution of disease, weather modeling and brain activity, has found a common tool in the mathematics and graphics of Chaos theory. Such systems can seem utterly random to the untrained eye. However, upon close inspection, patterns emerge in each that enable deeper understanding. The lessons of these patterns, when and how they emerge and disappear and the ultimate limitations of pattern prediction are at the heart of Chaos theory.

During this year's Honors Day Science Symposium, three renowned scientists from different fields will share their own exciting applications of Chaos theory.