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RIP Benoît Mandelbrot father of fractal geometry (20 Nov. 1924 – 14 Oct. 2010)

An inspiration to us all and definitely a major influence for my early years of vjing. Rest in peace! From Wikipedia: Benoît B. Mandelbrot[(20 November 1924 – 14 October 2010) was a Franco-American mathematician. Born in Poland, his family moved to France when he was a child. Mandelbrot spent much of his life living and working in the United States, acquiring dual French and American citizenship. Mandelbrot worked on a wide range of mathematical problems, including in mathematical physics and quantitative finance, but is best known as the father of fractal geometry. He coined the term fractal and described the Mandelbrot set. Mandelbrot extensively popularised his work, writing books and giving lectures aimed at the general public. Mandelbrot spent most of his career at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center, including as an IBM Fellow. He later became Sterling Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Yale University. Mandelbrot also held positions at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Université Lille Nord de France, Institute for Advanced Study and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.

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  1. hamageddon says:

    fractals are all around you! pbs has a great docu on that one
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/fractals/

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