What’s a fractal?
Just one of the main building blocks of the universe. Known as ‘God’s thumbprint,’ these simple math formulas reveal the intricate recursive patterns found within nature, yet still remain one of science’s best-kept secrets. Follow along as we explore the contours, curiosities and creator of this beautiful wonder of the computer age.
"A fractal is a way of seeing infinity." —Benoit B. Mandelbrot
Meet the Fellows
Are we there yet?, 2012
innovation of the last 20 years
The kids are hungry. Your bladder’s angry. And the line to get through the toll is backed up for miles. According to the GPS, your relaxing day at the beach should have arrived 90 minutes ago.
Enter IBM US Patent No. 8,150,611 and the effort to make family trips and commutes a whole lot easier. By combining both real-time and predictive traffic data, we can better determine how long it takes to get from point A to point B, while navigating past traffic jams. What does this mean for you? For starters, a whole lot less time in the car. Good thing, because the kids have started pulling hair and your wife just put on the greatest soft hits of the 70s.