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Benoit Mandelbrot:
Fractals and the art of roughness

TED2010 · 17:09 · Filmed Feb 2010
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Benoit Mandelbrot: Fractals and the art of roughness
17:09 · Filmed February 2010 at TED2010 · Subtitles available in 29 languages

At TED2010, mathematics legend Benoit Mandelbrot develops a theme he first discussed at TED in 1984 — the extreme complexity of roughness, and the way that fractal math can find order within patterns that seem unknowably complicated.

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Benoit Mandelbrot's work led the world to a deeper understanding of fractals, a broad and powerful tool in the study of roughness, both in nature and in humanity's works. Full bio
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