Flaky Weather

A student embraces the first snow of the academic year at Hilltop Residence Halls. (UConn Photo/Lucas Voghell '20 (CLAS))
A student embraces the first snow of the academic year at Hilltop Residence Halls. (UConn Photo/Lucas Voghell '20 (CLAS))

Not all snowflakes are symmetrical. Snowflakes can pop out different shaped triangles on different sides but they are always formed by some combination of triangles spawning more triangles on their sides, infinitely. UConn mathematician Vyron Vellis knows because he has studied them.