Did you know a system can be both well-behaved and unpredictable? Many systems in our world exhibit this paradoxical property. Weather, traffic, and the economy are just a few examples of "chaotic systems" that we experience in daily life. But chaos does not only crop up in large and complex systems; even dead-simple systems exhibit chaotic behaviour.
In this talk we will seek to understand the nature of chaos by studying a very simple chaotic system: a fishing boat rocking in the ocean. "Will this boat capsize?" is the big question. Using the scientific method we will form a hypothesis, design and build a virtual experiment, and dredge up an unexpected treasure hidden under a sea of chaos. Best of all, we will experience the experiment in real-time using our web browser!