The amazing, autotuning sandpile,

Jordan Ellenberg on abelian sandpile models (, with pretty pictures of the fractal patterns they generate, from 2015.

These patterns are still a topic of active research; see e.g. "The Apollonian structure of integer superharmonic matrices", Ann. Math. 2017,, and "Harmonic dynamics of the abelian sandpile", PNAS 2019,

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