This page is for your entertainment, if you like this sort of thing. A
surprising number of visitors to our website have a science background such as
engineering, chemistry, physics and computer sciences and so
we think many of you will know what this is.
Even if you are not familiar with fractal geometry the sheer beauty of these
images can capture anyones imagination. Click on the image at any point that
interests you and you will be taken deeper into the image by a factor of ten
with each click. The more you explore, the more interesting things get.
Readers of Scientific American came to know about the Mandelbrot set through the
hugely popular "Mathematical Games" column written by Martin Gardner which ran
for twenty five years. Gardner first introduced the work of Benoit Mandelbrot to
the public in this column. Mandelbrot, an american mathemetician, was the first
to visualize the quintessential fractal set that we now know at the Mandelbrol
set as an IBM fellow. Both Martin and Mandelbrot died in 2010 both at the age of
95. One might conclude that mathematics is good for longevity.
The program which generates these images was written by Dr. Petersen
in C# about ten
years ago. His wife affectionately calls him a geek but he vehemently denies it.
You can judge for yourself.