Hubbard among the first mathematicians to show "connectivity" of the Mandelbrot set

In a recent article for Quanta Magazine, John Hubbard, professor in the department of mathematics, discusses his early work in examining the connectivity of the famed Mandelbrot set:

The Mandelbrot set had become a symbol. It represented the need for a new mathematical language, a better way to describe the fractal nature of the world around us. It illustrated how profound intricacy can emerge from the simplest of rules — much like life itself. (“It is therefore a real message of hope,” John Hubbard, one of the first mathematicians to study the set, said in a 1989 video, “that possibly biology can really be understood in the same way that these pictures can be understood.”)

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