Sunday, October 17, 2010

R.I.P. Benoit Mandelbrot 1924-2010

A mathematician of extraordinary insight, Benoit Mandelbrot's revelations in fractal geometry had a profound effect on my studies. 

And, for my friends who think they need no nothing about math but adore movies such as Lord of the Rings or Avatar, give thanks to Mandelbrot.  Those images wouldn't exist without his work. 

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