Larger than Life rule (7,75,170,100,200)

"[The universe] stands continuously open to our gaze, but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics." - Galileo, 1623

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Kellie Michele Evans
Professor of Mathematics
California State University, Northridge
Department of Mathematics

Research interests:
Cellular Automata - theory and applications
Experimental Mathematics


Cellular Automata Experiments/Constructions:
Replicators and Larger than Life Examples
Bosco Constructions

Dissertation (about the Larger than Life family of cellular automaton rules):
Larger than Life; it's so nonlinear (University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1996)


2000-2001 Archive: Lecture series on cellular automata and complex systems
Office Hours Fall 2019
Thursdays, 11:30 AM -12:20 PM or by appointment
Office Location: Live Oak 1301C

Introductory Probability, Math 340
co-PI CSUN Noyce Scholar Program, Phase II (CSUNoyce II)
Larger than Life cellular automata

Past Activities:
PI CSUN NSF Teaching Fellowship Program

Advisement information for prospective secondary teachers:

Secondary Teaching Option Information, required courses, etc.

Junior-Year Integrated Mathematics Teacher Credential Program (JYI-Math)

For students beginning as freshmen ONLY:
Four-Year Integrated Mathematics Teacher Credential Program (FYI-Math)

Spring 2016 Information Session

Technology in the Classroom handout (links, 2016)

Golden triangles, Penrose, and tiling my classroom floor: a dynamic teaching and learning math experience with technology and connections to art (links, 2016)
Fibonacci and golden rectangles



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Northridge, California 91330

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