Photographer / author David Gepp (pron. ‘jep’) explains how – citing :
1) An encounter with Professor Jacques Mandelbrojt (cousin of Benoit Mandelbrot, of fractals fame)
2) Various contemplations of Albert Einstein’s gedankenexperiments (thought experiments)
3) The experience of porridge-stirring (to stop it sticking to the saucepan)
See : Stirring the Porridge with Albert E LEONARDO journal, Vol. 52, no. 5
BONUS: At the 2006 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, Professor Benoit Mandelbrot, who invented the concept of fractals, here spoke on the topic: FRACTALS. His seven-word summary has become a classic definition, against which all others are measured.
Here’s video of that historic moment:
Research research by Martin Gardiner