Want a weekend stitching project? Do a little crocheting (well, okay, a lot) with a chaotic attitude, and you could even win some bubbly:
Dr Hinke Osinga and Professor Bernd Krauskopf, of Bristol University’s engineering mathematics department, used 25,511 crochet stitches to represent the Lorenz equations.
The equations describe the nature of chaotic systems – such as the weather or a turbulent river.
The academics are offering a bottle of champagne to anyone who cares to follow the pattern published in the journal Mathematics Intelligencer.
Thanks to Bob DuCharme for the pointer.