This article gives a short but thorough introduction to that fabled beast of mathematics: the Mandelbrot set.

In this video the mathematician Holly Krieger explains how complex numbers are important in the study of dynamical systems.

Thanks to the tireless effort of students Cambridge now has a piece of the largest distributed fractal in the world.

Our images of the week show the amazing snow art created by Simon Beck.

Help to build the world's largest distributed fractal!

Our image of the week!

Mathematicians and psychologists don't cross paths that often and when they do you wouldn't expect it to involve an (apparently) unassuming puzzle like the Tower of Hanoi. Yet, the puzzle holds fascination in both fields.

If you're bored with your holiday snaps, then why not turn them into fractals? A new result by US mathematicians shows that you can turn any reasonable 2D shape into a fractal, and the fractals involved are very special too. They are intimately related to the famous Mandelbrot set.