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- n. The study of iterative non-linear systems in which arbitrarily small variations in initial conditions become magnified over time.
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The committee is obviously going for gender balance, which you're okay on, but chaos theory and statistics are both math-based disciplines.
"Which is why we lost our chaos theory funding and I had to come to work for GRIM."
"Did Alicia decide chaos theory was the optimum project to win the Niebnitz Grant?"
I checked out Led On by Fate and a book on chaos theory and Mandelbrot diagrams so I'd have a pretext for going down to Bio to see what Dr. O'Reilly was wearing, and went over to the Pearl Street Mall.
If he could win the Niebnitz Grant, he could go back to the Loue River to work on chaos theory and forget all about forms and Flip and the uncertainties of funding.
She stacked Brave New World and All's Well that Ends Well on top of the chaos theory book without comment and picked up Flappers, Flivvers, and Flagpole-Sitters.