The World Loses Its Great Fractal Mind, Benoit Mandelbrot, at 85
The sphere of maths has borne few as provocative as the man whose 'fractals' demonstrated the universe's playful irregularityFew recent thinkers have woven such a beautiful braid of art and science as Beno?B Mandelbrot, who has died aged 85 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (The B apparently doesn't stand for anything. He just felt like adding it.) Mandelbrot was a provocative mathematician, a subversive geometer. He left a beautiful legacy in visual art, for Mandelbrot was the man who named and explained fractals - those complex, apparently chaotic yet geometrically ordered shapes that delight the eye and fascinate the mind. They are icons of modern understanding of the universe's complexity.The Mandelbrot set, one of the most famous fractal designs, is named after him. With its fizzing fringe of crystal-like microforms blossoming out of a conjunction of black circles, this fractal pattern looks crazy but is the outcome of geometrical calculations.Geometry, said Mandelbrot, is seen as "dry" because it can only ex
The world is not smooth, made of perfect spheres and unbroken lines. Its ...
Mon 18 Oct 10 from Discover Magazine
Benoit Mandelbrot, a French-American mathematician who explored a new class of mathematical shapes known as "fractals," has died at age 85 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, his family said.
Mon 18 Oct 10 from The Independent
The man whose mathematical method revolutionised our understanding of everything from economics to cauliflowers and coastlines has died of cancer at the age of 85.
Sun 17 Oct 10 from The Independent
Benoit Mandelbrot, whose work on fractals aided understanding of the complexity of patterns in nature, has died at the age of 85.
Sun 17 Oct 10 from BBC News
The sphere of maths has borne few as provocative as the man whose 'fractals' demonstrated the universe's playful irregularityFew recent thinkers have woven such a beautiful braid of art and ...
Tue 19 Oct 10 from Guardian.co.uk
The Famous, Influential Mandelbrot Set Wikipedia As modern mathematicians go, few were better known or more celebrated than Benoit Mandelbrot. The father of fractals died late last week at age ...
Mon 18 Oct 10 from Popular Science
In this video, recorded in February 2010, we see Dr Mandelbrot develop a theme he first discussed at TED in 1984 -- the extreme complexity of roughness, and the way that fractal math can find ...
Mon 18 Oct 10 from Guardian.co.uk
Mathematician who pioneered fractal geometry which helps us to see the irregularity of the natural worldBeno?Mandelbrot, who has died of pancreatic cancer aged 85, enjoyed the rare distinction ...
Sun 17 Oct 10 from Guardian.co.uk
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Benoit Mandelbrot, a pioneer in fractal mathematics and the person who coined the term, has died in Cambridge, Mass., at the age of 85.
Sat 16 Oct 10 from UPI
Benoit Mandelbrot, fractals pioneer,dies, Sat 16 Oct 10 from UPI