Pictures of Maths VI

Images by by Samuel Monnier visually exploring the Lattès map:

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The golden lines highlight the complexity of turbulent convective flow. They have been created using a numerical simulation of turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection, which is when the fluid is trapped between two plates and is heated from above and cooled from below. This visualisation shows skin friction on the bottom (heated) plate in a flow of turbulently convecting liquid mercury. The bright lines are areas with large velocity changes at the wall, showing high shear stress and vigorous convective flow.

Geometric patterns on the ceilings of European cathedrals.

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By John M. Sullivan

The Weaire-Phelan foam is a counterexample to Kelvin’s Conjecture about the best partition of space into equal-volume cells.

The interactions between sub-atomic particles at the particle accelerator at CERN in Geneva.

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