Monday, October 18, 2010

The Father of Fractals (1924-2010)

BenoƮt B. Mandelbrot, a maverick mathematician who developed the field of fractal geometry and applied it to physics, biology, finance and many other fields, died on Thursday in Cambridge, Mass. He was 85. (Jascha Hoffman, NY Times)

Mathematics possesses not only truth but supreme beauty. Bertrand Russell.


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