This post is going to sound snarky...you've been warned.
Oooo! If you want to wave your big education willy around we can do that. My memories are coming from a 15 year career in particle physics, including 6 years working on a PhD which included work (albeit not much) using fractal dimensions to characterize multi-particle interactions. In addition, much of any particle physicist's work includes non-linear dynamics. Is my willy bigger than yours?
OK...my inner pedant is completely happy now. I'm going to shut up now before I annoy EVERYone.
Sounds like our education level is roughly the same, just different fields
You remind me of my mathematician cousin that works on some kind of human genome project. But he comes across as nicer to complete strangers and less condescending.