Benoit Mandelbrot dies

Monday, 18 October 2010 at 02:18
The 'father of fractal geometry' has died this week aged 85. I've always thought these pictures hold a magic not seen in any other place. That they appear from simple equations and go on forever in complexity we can't fathom is just mind blowing. 
I remember downloading a free fractal program once and mucking about with it for hours. The shapes that are created are so beautiful and intriguing, truly like looking into the mind of God! 


  1. I remember writing a program in BASIC on the Sinclair Spectrum to plot the Mandlebrot set... It took about 12 hours to run!

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  4. Tomas Says:

    These unforgettable shapes put my Art by Tomas in an awe. Thank you for the sharing of these challenging pictures.

  5. Oh, that is really too bad! :O(

    Fractals were a wonderful discovery. An introduction into the infinite.

    He is missed, already.

    Sunshine, Fractals, & Blessings,

  6. Erik Says:

    He has always been an inspiration and has left his mark on our collective consciousness.

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