Scientists confirm beautiful nano-butterflies, predicted decades ago by Hofstadter

Butterflies were in the news last week. Hofstadter butterflies that is – the self-similar patterns of electrons in a magnetic field that Indiana University distinguished professor Douglas Hofstadter predicted to exist in 1976, shortly after Hofstadter had received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Oregon. Hofstadter’s nearly 40-year-old prediction of one of the […]