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Fractals and the art of roughness: Benoit Mandelbrot on TED.com

Posted by: Matthew Trost

At TED2010, mathematics legend Benoit Mandelbrot develops a theme he first discussed at TED in 1984 — the extreme complexity of roughness, and the way that fractal math can find order within patterns that seem unknowably complicated. (Recorded at TED2010, February 2010 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 17:10)

Watch Benoit Mandelbrot’s talk on TED.com, where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 700+ TEDTalks.