We lost Benoit Mandelbrot.Â This manÂ fired the imagination of a species by bringing us a way to see the beautyÂ in the mathematical world, and to link the mysteries of high-order math and science to the mysteries and awe of nature.
When I first found out about the Madelbrot set, I trolled my world for the images, and sat and stared at some of them for a long time, simply blown away.
If you want more:
The Wikipedia page on the Madelbrot set
A lovely video and song about Mandelbrot that will make you smile
For another version set to music
Or for fun, this link will take you to a Google search for Mandelbrot set images
Mandelbulbs over at Wired
Enjoy your day, and think about the beauty inherent in coastlines and fern leaves and math!