# Fractals - Mandelbrot Set

**Mathematics Accomplishment |** **1980**

** IBM researcher:** Benoit Mandebrot

**Where the work was done**: IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

**What we accomplished**: Pioneering development and visualization of fractals. Paraphrased from Wikipedia: "Mandelbrot (pictured) used a computer to plot images of the Julia sets. While investigating the topology of these Julia sets, he studied the Mandelbrot set fractal that is now named after him.

**Related links**: Wikipedia entry on Mandelbrot set.

Image credit: Deciphering Science

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