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NewsWhen Math Meets Nature: Turing Patterns and Form Constants Pin
Terrence Dorsey27-Mar-13 11:36
staffTerrence Dorsey27-Mar-13 11:36 
Turing patterns are a perennial favorite among science writers, especially in light of the 100th anniversary of Turing’s birth last year. Also? Pretty! And narrative angles like why the tiger has stripes play to broad audiences, so editors love them too. Scientists, on the other hand, have mixed feelings about Turing’s little foray into mathematical biology.... Turing was a mathematician, first and foremost, and his proposed mechanism is (by his own admission) a highly simplified and idealized take on a messy, complicated system.
LSD, hallucination patterns and... Alan Turing? Sure, why not...

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