RIP mandelbrot

benoit mandelbrot, the man who invented the word ‘fractal’ and made maths temporarily cool for the public died two days ago at age 85. he was able to create some of the most beautiful images that actually meant something mathematically with his own fractal, the mandelbrot set. he was generally a smart and awesome guy.

here’s a simulation of his set that i made about a year ago:

(click to zoom in (being a fractal it’s infinitely scalable), it’s quite CPU heavy so be warned with the quality slider)


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