Mandelbrot on roughness

Mandelbrot on roughness

Judging by the high number of re-tweets and Facebook shares of the story I posted on October 19th about Mandelbrot, I figured this was a subject that interested many of you. I am glad I am not the only one!

That being the case, I am going to share some more information about him which I hope will spark the same interest in you.

First of all, there's this talk (see at the top of this page) by Mandelbrot himself which was filmed in February of this year for Ted Talks. I simply love the way he makes everything appear so simple and logical. In this video Mandelbrot talks about how you find examples of fractals in nature itself - in things like cauliflowers or even human lungs - but also in man made objects like the Eiffel Tower. One thing I didn't know but learned while listening to this talk is how one of the starting points in his study of fractals came from his wish to understand stock market movements. 

I also discovered loads more sites where you can see brilliant 3D representations of Mandelbrot's equations. Here are some of my favourites

This one is from a site called "Above Top Secret":

This one is from "Skytopia":

And finally, this one is from "Sherdog":

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