Jason Padgett is a number theorist, author, and international speaker known for his ability to connect with audiences and explain the most complicated math concepts, such as relativity, number Pi, interference, energy, in an easy-to-digest way. His speeches has inspired people around the world to go into science or at least understand it on a higher level.
In 2002, two muggers attacked Jason Padgett outside a karaoke bar in Tacoma, WA. The beating was so severe that he thought he was going to die. At the hospital he was diagnosed with a concussion and a bleeding kidney. Following the accident, Padgett began to suffer from PTSD and extreme form of OCD. He locked himself up in the house and cut off any outside communication. But as he was going though the healing process, he began noticing something new about the world around him. Everything looked jittery and strange geometric shapes (he learned later they are called fractals) started to emerge everywhere he looked, from the tree branches to water going down the drain.