I kept seeing this during the halftime show. Could someone explain the significance?
It's a bunch of circles drawn in a circle in just the right places to get these cool hexagonal flower and it's called the flower of life or something and has to do with math and numbers and people spend a lot of time mulling over its overarcing meaning but really unless the thing has some consequential benefit to something you're actively working with it's just a fun math doohickey.
It's called a Mandala, they appear in a lot of eastern religions. The act of drawing one is meditative and done like a prayer, because the repetitive circles can help get 'in the zone'.
A tradition in Buddhism is to spend days making one out of colored sand, then as soon as it's made you brush it away. This is to teach the value of impermanence.
It's almost like it's somehow related to Coldplay's new album or something. That's weird, mannnnnnn. It couldn't be that, mannnnnnnnnnnnn.
It's a 2d representation of how the universe is formed.
Enlighten us, anon. Tell us how a bunch of circles represent how the universe was formed. Also, rigorously define "dimension" over a vector space on a complete metric space so I know you're legit.
Where in the superbowl did you see that?
You're in luck, anon, because I am, in fact, experienced in Fourier Analysis, and have some understanding of spin, vibration, etc.! Don't hold back. I'm working on my Master's in Mathematics right now.
Hexagonal patterns: No idea.
Fluid dynamics: Not really my place of interest. I'm more interested in abstract algebra, and specifically its applications to probability theory. There are some really neat analogous structures from group and monoid theory that show up in places you wouldn't expect.
But I do know that fluid dynamics is often done using decomposition of forces using tensors. Here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cauchy_stress_tensor is my favorite tool for such de-compositions. Here's a fun example, albeit horribly constructed, of the equipotential lines found in smoke rings that I made a while ago. https://www.desmos.com/calculator/ybnsdi4uro
I have more neat graphs like this if you're interested. (also, scroll to the bottom of the function definitions to change parameters.)
Cold play took a bit of acid and made a new album. They are going for some hippy new sound.
Its the flower of life. The image is on thier new album
... the stage was in the shape of a Flower of life...