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Wednesday, 2 October 1996, 12:00AM

The Practical Fractal

Professor Ian Stewart FRS

New commercial and industrial uses for fractals, including Michael Barnsley’s application to image compression and the FRACMAT project for quality control of spring wire.

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Ian Stewart read Mathematics at Churchill College, Cambridge before completing his doctorate at the University of Warwick where he is now a Professor of Maths. He was the first recipient of the Christopher Zeeman medal and has held visiting professorships in the United States, Germany and New Zealand. He has given the Royal Institution Christmas lectures and is a fellow of the Royal Society. He was the Gresham Professor of Geometry between 1994 and 1998.

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