. . Benoit Mandelbrot, widely known as the "father of fractal geometry", is the subject of Google's latest doodle. While the mathematician, born 96 years ago in Warsaw, may be a mystery to those who are not interested in mathematics, his discoveries are widely known.. The term fractal geometry, coined in 1975, describes the mathematical phenomena of irregular and infinitely repeating shapes found throughout nature. Think snowflakes,. . .