About the ICM 2006 Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest

Every four years the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) meets to discuss mathematics and to present Fields medals. For the 2006 ICM, which is being held in Madrid in August, new events are being added, including a fractal art exhibit. The purpose of the ICM 2006 Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest is to select some of the artwork for display in this exhibit.

We have named this contest and exhibition in honor of Professor Benoit B. Mandelbrot, as without his work establishing fractal geometry there would be no fractal art. Prof. Mandelbrot will be a plenary speaker at ICM 2006.

This contest and exhibition are sponsored by Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT). We thank them for their generous support of art and mathematics. Their web site is www.fecyt.es, and the ICM 2006 web site is www.icm2006.org.