1975 - 1977
Living World  

Fractals are introduced.

Fractals are introduced. At IBM, the Polish-born American mathematician Benoit B. Mandelbrot presents his concept of fractals, complex geometric objects whose component parts seen from up close resemble the entire structure from far away. These help to classify and analyze order in natural phenomena, such as the branching of blood vessels, rivers, and trees, the turbulence in fluids, and the distribution of galaxies in space.
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