Benoit Mandelbrot

AMSI notes the passing of Benoit Mandelbrot on 14 October 2010.

AMSI notes the passing of Benoit Mandelbrot on 14 October 2010, at the age of 85.

Mandelbrot worked on a wide range of mathematical problems, including mathematical physics and quantitative finance, but is best known as the father of fractal geometry. He coined the term fractal and described the Mandelbrot set.

"For most of his career, Dr. Mandelbrot had a reputation as an outsider to the mathematical establishment. From his perch as a researcher for I.B.M. in New York, where he worked for decades before accepting a position at Yale University, he noticed patterns that other researchers may have overlooked in their own data, then often swooped in to collaborate."
New York Times, 16 October 2010

This link takes you to a site that allows you to explore the Mandelbrot set - Julia and Mandelbrot Set Explorer