Here is a section of the most famous fractal of all, the Mandelbrot set, named for its discoverer, Benoit Mandelbrot of IBM. I wrote in an earlier post about fractals in nature -- broccoli of all things. The essential feature of a fractal is that it is a self-similar object. All parts of the object are copies of the whole. Fractals have a deep and profound connection to chaos. More on that in a later post!