The phase field resulting from a simulation of the complex Ginzburg-Landau equation. Several frames from a 100 x 100 domain with 512x512 grid points. See Target waves in the complex Ginzburg-Landau equation, Phys. Rev. E 62, 7627-7631 (2000)
Lev Davidovich Landau (January 22 1908 – April 1, 1968) was a prominent Soviet physicist who made fundamental contributions to many areas of theoretical physics. He was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physics.
"An equation for me has no meaning, unless it represents a thought of God."--i have always loved him for his intense work on mathematics, for a strange connection i find with his life, his health problems, his spiritual beliefs, his obsession with numbers...a very happy birthday to the man who knew infinity...Srinivasa Ramanujan.