Fractals are everywhere

“...see nature as a magnificent book in which God speaks to us and grants us a glimpse of his infinite beauty and goodness.” — Pope Francis, Laudato si’ 

By Bob Golobish, Vice President of Advancement

They are everywhere in nature. Many are hidden. Others are in plain sight. There wasn’t a word to describe them until 1975. That’s when the mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot coined the word “fractal.” 

Scecina Memorial High School’s artist in residence, Conrad Cortellini ‘61, has been captivated by the complexity and simplicity of fractals since he first read an article in Scientific American in 1985 about how fractal images could be created using a computer. ...Read More