# Chaos. Order. Beauty | Dr. Gareth Kennedy | TEDxYouth@WAB

TEDx Talks2016-01-29

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The video explores the interconnected beauty and complexity of equations and nature, showcasing how simple physics equations govern phenomena like the Carina Nebula's fractal structure. It discusses the universe's emergence of complexity from initial conditions, superclusters of galaxies, and the diversity of planets discovered by the Kepler mission. The simplicity of space and time equations governing galaxies colliding highlights the intricate world shaped by simple underlying laws. The beauty of mathematical processes in predicting population distribution and galaxy formation accentuates the inherent beauty and complexity of the universe.

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The interconnected beauty of equations and nature.

01:39A fascination with chaos theory and fractals at a young age led to a PhD in astrophysics.

Research indicates that mathematicians and art enthusiasts use the same brain area to appreciate beauty.

The Hubble Space Telescope provided valuable data on star-forming regions during the PhD, resembling fractals.

Understanding the simplicity and complexity of equations requires training and a deeper appreciation of interconnected aesthetic beauty in nature.

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The complexity and beauty of the Carina Nebula are showcased through its fractal structure.

03:59The formation of the nebula is governed by simple physics equations, similar to those used in aircraft design.

The narrator combines their passion for space and art by creating oil paintings of nebulae.

Simple equations can be used to extrapolate enormous complexity, allowing for a deeper understanding of the universe.

The video also delves into the cosmic microwave background radiation, originating from the Big Bang around 13.7 billion years ago.

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The complexity of the universe and emergence of variations over time.

08:26Scientists use large computers to run simulations showing the web-like structure of matter.

Superclusters of galaxies and interactions between galaxies are discussed.

A picture from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the vast number of galaxies in the universe.

Highlights the incredible diversity and scale of galaxies in the universe.

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The beauty and complexity of galaxies colliding showcase the simplicity of space and time equations.

12:45Equations like R squared dictate the movement of stars and galaxies, showcasing the simple concepts giving rise to vast complexity.

The Kepler mission has discovered thousands of planets outside our solar system, highlighting the universe's diversity.

Complexity emerges from simple underlying laws, culminating in the intricate world we inhabit.

The view of Europe at night serves as a reminder of human complexity amidst the vastness of space.

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Zips law predicts population distribution in cities and is compared to how galaxies form.

14:27The equations are simple and predictable, showcasing the beauty and complexity of the world.

This highlights the inherent beauty of mathematical processes and their ability to explain natural phenomena.

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