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Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole
Antarctica Fractals with Benoit Mandelbrot (Webcast)
Date: December 14, 2001
Running Time: 0:46:48
In 1963 Benoit Mandelbrot introduced the fractal concept. Fractals are shapes or behaviors that have similar properties at all levels of magnification. Just as the sphere is a concept that unites raindrops, basketballs and Mars, so fractal is a concept that unites clouds, coastlines, plants and strange attractors. Dr. Mandelbrot dropped ... More »

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