Princeton University's annual Art of Science exhibition explores the interplay between science and art, with each piece in the exhibit revealing those moments of discovery when what you perceive suddenly becomes more than the sum of its parts.
Chaos Theory: A mathematical concept that explains that it is possible to get random results from normal equations. The main precept behind this theory is the underlying notion of small occurrences significantly affecting the outcomes of seemingly unrelated events.
The logistic map is one of the classic examples of chaos theory. How the population behaves turns out to be enormously sensitive to the value of r, in counterintuitive ways. If r is between 0 and 1 the population will always die, but if it is between 1 and 3 the population will approach a fixed value – and if it is above 3.56995 the population becomes wildly unpredictable.