2012: Lindsey and Thurston discover that any simple closed curve in the complex plane can be approximated by using Julia sets of polynomials.

1977: Mandelbrot relies on computer graphics to visually illustrate Julia sets, and contributes to Fractal theory and Chaos theory.

1918: Gaston Julia analyzed properties of sets of complex numbers which comprise the boundary for a domain in the complex plane. These sets are named after him.

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