Science Visualized

Brownian trees are fractal structures that form in a process called Diffusion Limited Aggregation (DLA). This depiction — submitted to the College’s annual Visualizing Science contest by physics graduate student Lukas Gradl —resulted from a computer simulation of the DLA process, where particles are dropped in the center of a circle and then move randomly about until they meet another particle to which they stick. The particles accumulate, growing into these trees. 

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