The cover shows an example of (quasi) self-similarity in nature: the Romanesco broccoli, and alludes to this issue’s Math Buffet. Flip over the cover and meet Anne Shiu, an L. E. Dickson instructor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Chicago and a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Shiu does research in mathematical biology, which is a vast and exciting field.
Would you believe that it is possible to create 3-D images using a camera with a single lens? Antony Orth, a graduate student in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard, explains how in 3-D Movie Technologies.
UC Berkeley astrophysicist Aaron Lee follows up his introduction to conic sections with Cosmic Conics II, this issue’s installment of Math In Your World. As you read this, Comet ISON hurls toward the sun, where it will venture within one solar diameter of the sun’s surface at the end of November. For more on Comet ISON, visit NASA’s Comet ISON Observing Campaign.
In addition to regular columns Anna’s Math Journal, Coach Barb’s Corner, and Notes from the Club (where you can read about Dr. Anna Frebel’s recent visit to the club), we have our first installment of Member’s Thoughts in quite a while. See how one of our members rediscovered some beautiful facts about the Fibonacci numbers by asking and seeking the answer to a very natural math question.
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