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Order from chaos topic of Bergren Forum talk by Alfred University physics professor

Joe Kirtland

Joe Kirtland

ALFRED, NY – How order arises from chaos will be addressed at the Thursday, Jan. 25, Bergren Forum, presented by Joe Kirtland, assistant professor of physics at Alfred University.

The Bergren Forum, sponsored by the AU Division of Human Studies, is held at 12:10 p.m. each Thursday the University is in session in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center.  It is open to the public, free of charge. Attendees may bring their lunches; coffee and tea are provided.

Kirtland’s presentation is titled “Order out of Chaos: Exploring LEGOs, Lattes and Lemurs.” He will discuss the structure and patterns that arise in simple and complex systems such as the double pendulum, biological populations, and fluid flow.