- Benoit Mandelbrot
- Mathematician, "father of fractal geometry"
- Speaking at TED2010
- February 2010
- Long Beach, CA
Fractals and the art of roughness: 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.