I know this is old news, but I wanted to make sure and acknowledge that mathematical great, Benoit Mandelbrot passed away twelve days ago on October 14. There’s a nice set of videos on the TED blog if you care to check them out, including this TED talk that Benoit just gave in February of this past year:
At some point I’ll have to post more about fractals, for my own sake. I’d like to research them a bit more and make some of my own. For some beautiful fractals that appear in nature, you can see this post.