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Since the formal coining by the mathematician and physicist Benoît B. Mandelbrot (1924-2010) in his book "The Fractal Geometry of Nature" published in 1977, the term Fractal (from the Latin fractus meaning "broken" or "fractured") has entered in a plethora of fields of research, ranging from Humanistic Social Sciences to Natural Sciences.
The increasing acquiescence that natural forms and processes underline a complexity in shape and in time, not interpretable in terms of traditional Euclidean Geometry and Linear Dynamics has led to a growing development of Fractal-based concepts, mathematical tools and computer-aided methodologies with controversial results and debated usefulness.
The aim of the first Fractal Virtual Laboratory is to generate an interdisciplinary network of scientists to disseminate the Fractal Geometry in Medicine and Biology, develop public computer-aided resources and software and discuss the advancement in the study of the human body as a complex system.
Fractal Lab is an Open Virtual Laboratory where free tools become available to the human community to be friendly applied and tested, discussed and improved with the aim to disseminate a unique Language of Nature and quantitative techniques universally acknowledged.
Researchers from around the World are warmly invited to propose: innovative ideas, unsolved questions, new fields of debate, advanced experimental procedures and computer-aided algorithms. It is encouraging that clinicians, biologists, mathematicians, computer-scientists, psychologists, epistemologists and philosophers contribute together towards a common understanding of Human Complexity.
This multi-disciplinary approach may help to clarify old concepts, categorize the actual knowledge, and suggest alternative strategies with potential clinical value.
Fractal Lab: The Virtual Laboratory of knowledge and know-how without barriers or preclusions, that provides controlled conditions in which peoples operating in a unique Virtual Facility can perform research, experiments, and measurement.