PATTERNS OF THE PERFECT SWARM: VISIONS OF COMPLEXITY IN NATURE
How Complex Patterns Emerge from Simple Rules in Physical and Living Systems
Pattern of Rayleigh-Bénard cells formed by convection in a layer of oil in a frying pan heated from below (see page 3).
COURTESY OF BEN SCHULTZ
Patterns in coral at Madang, New Guinea, formed by walls of calcium carbonate secreted by individual polyps competing for space.
PHOTO BY JAN MESSERSMITH
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