Leavitt, Jonathan  

Robert P. Munafo, 2009 Nov 7.



A Mandelbrot explorer who has discovered many esoteric and beautiful forms within the higher-order embedded Julia sets, at extremely high magnification using FRACTINT.

Most of his Mandelbrot images are very exotic, including such things as reverse bifurcation. Here is an example:

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Leavitt created many stunning images from January 1998 to (approximately) 2001. Some of his stunning images can be seen here, and the Fractal Foundation has a few other Leavitt images on their website and associated media.

A partial snapshot of the old (now-defunct) website at sky-dyes.com can be seen here. Two reverse bifurcation images are here.

My investigation of Leavitt's images in 2002 led to my discovery of the exponential map coordinate transform as a tool for understanding the structure of high-order embedded Julia sets.


revisions: 20080228 oldest on record; 20091107 archive.org is only partial; 20100923 Fractal Foundation website change; 20101205 Add link to exponential map




From the Mandelbrot Set Glossary and Encyclopedia, by Robert Munafo, (c) 1987-2022.     Mu-ency index


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