CLOUDS ARE NOT SPHERES| 56mins
Director: NIGEL LESMOIR-GORDON | Producer: NIGEL LESMOIR-GORDON
Focus Years: 2001 | Country: United Kingdom
Professor BenoÃ®t Mandelbrot led an extraordinarily rich and varied life. Full of twists and turns, his career very much paralleled and reflected powerful aspects of the new geometry, which he discovered.
Fractal geometry is the geometry of nature, of familiar and apparently random forms like trees, coastlines, rivers, and lightning. With fractal geometry, BenoÃ®t Mandelbrot has given us a new language to use throughout the sciences. Fractal geometry has a powerful and enlightening effect on most people who come across it. This new language is changing our lives.
In this documentary, hosted by Martin Shaw, BenoÃ®t Mandelbrot tells his story in his own unique style, supported by interviews with a dozen contributors, including Nobel Laureate Professor Ivar Giaever and Yale Universityâ€™s Professors Peter Jones and Michael Frame.