Known as the Father of Fractals, Polish mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot elegantly linked mathematics to art, science, music, nature, and engineering. For most of his life, Mandelbrot lived in both the United States and France, having dual citizenship in those countries. Mandelbrot developed the theory of roughness and the term fractal.

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Since Mandelbrot was living during the technology boom of the early 21st century, there are many videos chronicling his ideas and speeches. Here is a series of

Named after Benoit, the

**Mandelbrot Set**is an ongoing series of fractal shapes. Such shapes can be seen all around us, including cauliflower, lightening strikes, mountains, and leaves - see**Patterns of Visual Math.**Since Mandelbrot was living during the technology boom of the early 21st century, there are many videos chronicling his ideas and speeches. Here is a series of

**videos from Big Think**, commentated by Mandelbrot himself, which explain his thoughts and ideas about how fractals are all around us. In addition, here is a series of written and videoed**interviews posted by Yale.**Sources:

"Benoit B. Mandelbrot."

"Benoit Mandelbrot | Mathematician and Professor Emeritus, Yale University | Big Think."

"Benoit Mandelbrot."

"Big Brains. Small Films. BenoÃ®t Mandelbrot, The Father of Fractals | IBM."

Stewart, Ian. "Benoit Mandelbrot: From Cauliflowers to Cosmic Secrets."

"Benoit B. Mandelbrot."

*Benoit B. Mandelbrot*. Yale, n.d. Web. 28 June 2014. <http://users.math.yale.edu/mandelbrot/interviews.html>."Benoit Mandelbrot | Mathematician and Professor Emeritus, Yale University | Big Think."

*Big Think*. Big Think, n.d. Web. 28 June 2014. <http://bigthink.com/users/benoitmandelbrot>"Benoit Mandelbrot."

*Wikipedia*. Wikimedia Foundation, 26 June 2014. Web. 28 June 2014. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benoit_Mandelbrot>."Big Brains. Small Films. BenoÃ®t Mandelbrot, The Father of Fractals | IBM."

*YouTube*. YouTube, 18 Nov. 2013. Web. 27 June 2014. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehwy4Gq27uY>.Stewart, Ian. "Benoit Mandelbrot: From Cauliflowers to Cosmic Secrets."

*The Telegraph*. Telegraph Media, 22 Oct. 2010. Web. <http%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2Fculture%2Fart%2Fart-features%2F8080336%2FBenoit-Mandelbrot-from-cauliflowers-to-cosmic-secrets.html>