Monday, June 04, 2007

Big -- Mandelbrot Universe

Watch this fractal unfolding, and listen to it too. (It reminds me a bit of scenes near the end of 2001 A Space Odyssey.)
A Mandelbrot the size of the known universe
"An extremely deep dive into the Mandelbrot zoom. If the final frame were the size of your screen, the full set would be larger than the known universe."

There are more Mandelbrot/fractal animations on the same YouTube page. If you want to get a rigid mathematical explanation of Mandelbrot's accomplishments , be sure to listen to the following one as it unfolds:
Mandelbrot Set Zoom