Benoit Mandelbrot

1924 - 2010

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Benoit Mandelbrot was largely responsible for the present interest in Fractal Geometry. He showed how Fractals can occur in many different places in both Mathematics and elsewhere in Nature.
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List of References (3 books/articles)

Some Quotations (6)

A Poster of Benoit Mandelbrot

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. The Mandelbrojt family
  2. Mandelbrot's Foreword to Dauben's Abraham Robinson
  3. Article: The Sunday Telegraph
  4. Obituary: The Guardian
  5. Obituary: The Daily Telegraph

Honours awarded to Benoit Mandelbrot
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Other Web sites
  1. Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
  2. Mandelbrot's home page
  3. NNDB
  1. Andy Burbanks (Some Mandelbrot set images)
  2. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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