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Given 4 shots of a fractal, can you order them from least zoomed in to most zoomed it?  The point is that this is hard to do. Fractals are objects which are equally complex and look similar on all scales- therefore it is inherently difficult to tell how zoomed in you are. If you looked over someone’s shoulder, and saw them looking at a shot of the Mandelbrot set, it is entirely possible that at their zoom-level the entire set would span the size of the observable universe! [more]

Given 4 shots of a fractal, can you order them from least zoomed in to most zoomed it?  The point is that this is hard to do. Fractals are objects which are equally complex and look similar on all scales- therefore it is inherently difficult to tell how zoomed in you are. If you looked over someone’s shoulder, and saw them looking at a shot of the Mandelbrot set, it is entirely possible that at their zoom-level the entire set would span the size of the observable universe! [more]

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I post original stuff about maths, space, computational linguistics and other things that I like. This blog is meant to be accessible and interesting to people of all backgrounds. My undergrad was maths in Cambridge, and I'm now starting research in Speech and Language technology. Email me at If you're new, check out this overview of my posts. All code posted is in Mathematica.

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