22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Fractals with Katie Steckles

Coastlines, mountain ranges and plants are all examples of things which share part of their structure with fractals: never-ending perfect copies inside copies inside copies… and so on to infinity. These intricate mathematical patterns come in many varieties, and aren’t just beautiful but useful too. Mathematician Katie Steckles has brought along her favourites – and will amaze you with the magnificence of fractal maths.

Katie Steckles is a mathematician based in Manchester, who gives talks and workshops on different areas of maths. She finished her PhD in 2011, and since then has talked about maths in schools, at science festivals, on BBC radio, at music festivals, as part of theatre shows and on the internet. She enjoys doing puzzles, solving the Rubik’s cube and baking things shaped like maths.