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Michael Barnsley: The Poetry of Data Compression

Friday, January 1, 1999

Abstract

In recent years it is more and more common for academics to become entrepreneurs. Most such cross-overs are interesting stories, and here is one of them -- the transformation of mathematician Michael Barnsley into a jet-setting businessman. This article describes how Barnsley is using his knowledge of fractal geometry to revolutionize the field of digital imaging.

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