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October 15, 2010 AT 9:03 pm

Benoît Mandelbrot has passed away…

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Benoît Mandelbrot – incredible mind.

Benoît B. Mandelbrot (20 November 1924 – 15 October 2010) was a French and American mathematician, best known as the father of fractal geometry. He was Sterling Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Emeritus at Yale University; IBM Fellow Emeritus at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center; and Battelle Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.


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4 Comments

  1. He may be gone but his legacy will live on forever.

  2. *ponders the length of the coast of Britain*

  3. Um, is there any confirmation of this? Looking at the history for that Wikipedia page makes me think someone’s just messing around….

  4. @rick – it’s been reported everywhere, but it appears that we reported it first oddly enough.

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