Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

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I started looking in the trash cans of science for such [fractal] phenomena, because I suspected that what I was observing was not an exception but perhaps very widespread. I attended lectures and looked in unfashionable periodicals, most of them of little or no yield, but once in a while finding some interesting things. In a way it was a naturalist’s approach, not a theoretician’s approach. But my gamble paid off.

Benoit Mandelbrot, quoted by James Gleick in Chaos

Written by nevalalee

March 21, 2018 at 7:30 am

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  1. I had lunch with that guy one time. (An occasional perk of working at an institution like Fermilab is meeting visiting speakers.)


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