Fractals: Why am I Repeating Myself?


A rendering of the Julia Set

You may have seen them on college dorm room walls or on your plate of cauliflower… you may know them when you see them, but what are fractals, really?

Who Will Win the World Cup? A Method to Predict the Future


Several weeks ago I tried to predict who would win the World Cup. I faced this interesting problem I want to share: how can we relate the outcome of the World Cup with the strength of the teams? Let me explain it better: How can we account for the fact that some “lucky” teams play easier matches than others and thus most likely will arrive to a better stage?