Sandpiles – Numberphile04:33

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Published on January 21, 2017

Luis David Garcia-Puente discusses sandpiles, and how they produce amazing “fractal zeroes”.
Dr Garcia-Puente is an associate professor at Sam Houston State University and was interviewed while attending an MSRI-UP summer program.

We’d also like to thank David Perkinson and Cameron Fish for helping with sandpile visualisations. See more at and have a play at

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