Welcome at the Fractal Institute.

This site is dedicated to research on fractals, chaos and cosmology


Watch our Introduction Movie to find out what fractals are and why they are important.

Fractal Encyclopedia

Browse our Encyclopedia if you want to find specific information about a topic

Fractal News

Check our News Section for the latest fractal news

Create Fractals

Create your own fractals with freeware or in your browser





Hidden numbers and basic mathematics in the Mandelbrot-Set

To the untrained eye, the Mandelbrot-Set might look chaotic and the arrangement of the patterns seem random. But they are the opposite, they are arranged to very precise rules and you can find all kind of mathematics just by observing the Mandelbrot-Set. Basic Calculus:  Counting: The tips of the smaller and smaller bulbs to the right …

Fractal electrode prototype could revolutionize energy storage

A study published in Nature showed that embracing the structure of fractal Fern leaves, is a possible new and better way to store Solar energy. Today, solar energy is stored in battery banks. Researchers are working on using supercapacitors to do the same thing, but the energy density is restricted which limits the storage. By using …

Cytoskeleton Actin discovered to have fractal structure

Until recently, scientists couldn’t understand why a broad range of membrane proteins display anomalous diffusion on the cell surface within human cells. Due to several technical, and experimental restrictions, scientists could never visualize this odd behavior off cells. In this new study, scientists were finally able to visualize this process by imaging cortical actin, and by …

Create Fractals


Mandelbulb3d is probably the best known and most widespread software  to generate 3d fractal images and movies. It has a steep learning curve but with the help of our tutorials even beginners will get nice results.

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Kalles Fraktaler

To explore the Mandelbrot-Set and other famous 2d-fractals, one of the fastest Mandelbrot-renderer for the deepest still images and zoom movies.

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JWildfire is a free software best known for it’s awesome flame-fractal generator.

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Buddhabrot Mag

Buddhabrot Mag uses a special technique to display the Mandelbrot-Set. Renders don’t show the Set itself but the trajectories of random numbers



rted into z->z²+c

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Online Tools

Recursion Toy

Tweak few parameters to grow complex, realistic trees

Fractal Lab

3d Fractals in realtime in your browser


Playful draw and copy to create complex fractals

Fluid Dynamics

Transform your screen to a fluid and explore fluid dynamics