Bernat Espigulé Pons
Bernat Espigulé Pons is the author of a CDF-based website that guides
its visitors around the forest of symmetric fractal trees. Equipped with Mathematica, Bernat has discovered
and mapped the generalized families of self-contacting symmetric fractal trees. His main results were presented in
two papers, at the Bridges Conference and the Symmetry Festival 2013. He also attended the Wolfram Science Summer School 2013,
where he generalized the equations he had found for two-dimensional fractal trees into the 3D space. After this great
experience, he decided to join Wolfram Research and work remotely from home in Barcelona.
In 2012, Bernat received a BSc in physics from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He completed the last two years of
his studies abroad, first as an EAP student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010–2011, and then as
an ERASMUS student at Universität Heidelberg, Germany, 2011–2012. His strong interest in the study of complex systems
started in high school, where he developed a research project about geometry and nature. From past to present, his
interests are: fractal geometry, chaos theory, fractal spacetime, complex networks, nonlinear phenomena, morphogenesis,
dynamical systems, topology, complex oscillations, fractal trees and
NKS. Bernat's other interests are photography, hiking, surfing, couchsurfing, capoeira, architecture, generative art,
education and, more recently, the art of 3D printing.
He also enjoys receiving feedback from his left-handed twin brother who is doing research in physics, and his younger
sister majoring in math.