The Father Of Fractal Geometry Reveals
How He Discovered
The Pattern That Connects EVERYTHING In The Universe!
“Everything is connected to everything else.”
– Leonardo DaVinci
Fractal geometry is a field of maths born in the 1970’s and mainly developed by Benoit Mandelbrot.
Benoit B. Mandelbrot was just a boy when he discovered that he had a talent for Math.
However, it didn’t take a while until he discovered that his talent was something else entirely than just solving math problems.
He was able to perceive something no one else could; The thumbprint of God!
He discovered the pattern that connects everything in The Universe, from sound waves, to weather, to biology.. in any direction from the micro to the macro.
The geometry that you learnt in school was about how to make shapes; fractal geometry is no different.
While the shapes that you learnt in classical geometry were ‘smooth’, such as a circle or a triangle, the shapes that come out of fractal geometry are ‘rough’ and infinitely complex.
However fractal geometry is still about making shapes, measuring shapes and defining shapes, just like school.
There are two reasons why you should care about fractal geometry:
1. The process by which shapes are made in fractal geometry is amazingly simple yet completely different to classical geometry.
While classical geometry uses formulas to define a shape, fractal geometry uses iteration. It therefore breaks away from giants such as Pythagoras, Plato and Euclid and heads in another direction. Classical geometry has enjoyed over 2000 years of scrutinisation, Fractal geometry has enjoyed only 40.
2. The shapes that come out of fractal geometry look like nature.
This is an amazing fact that is hard to ignore. As we all know, there are no perfect circles in nature and no perfect squares. Not only that, but when you look at trees or mountains or river systems they don’t resemble any shapes one is used to in maths. However with simple formulas iterated multiple times, fractal geometry can model these natural phenomena with alarming accuracy.
If you can use simple maths to make things look like the world, you know you’re onto a winner.
Fractal geometry does this with ease.
In his last interview before he died, Benoit Mandelbrot shares with the world his story of the discovery that leads to revolution in science:
“My life seemed to be a series of events and accidents.
Yet when I look back I see a pattern.”
– Benoit Mandelbrot