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Taking a Cue From Infinite Kinkiness

Science  13 Feb 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5916, pp. 874-875
DOI: 10.1126/science.323.5916.874b

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Mathematicians explored the mathematics of fractal billiards, in which a point-mass cue ball rattles around inside a shape whose boundary seemingly consists of nothing but corners, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings.