# Mathematician:Benoît B. Mandelbrot

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## Mathematician

French-American mathematician of Polish origin famous for his work on fractals.

The Mandelbrot set is named for him.

The middle **B** in his name was chosen by him. It doesn't stand for anything.

However, some suggest that the **B** actually stands for **Benoît B. Mandelbrot**, thereby invoking an infinite regress.

Nephew of Szolem Mandelbrojt.

## Nationality

Polish, later French-American

## History

- Born: 20 Nov 1924, Warsaw, Poland
- Died: 14 Oct 2010, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

## Theorems and Definitions

Definitions of concepts named for **Benoît B. Mandelbrot** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1967:
*How Long Is the Coast of Britain? Statistical Self-Similarity and Fractional Dimension* - 1977:
*Fractals: Form, Chance and Dimension* - 1982:
*The Fractal Geometry of Nature*(revised and enlarged version of*Fractals: Form, Chance and Dimension*)

## Also known as

His name is sometimes seen reported without the circumflex: **Benoit B. Mandelbrot**.

## Sources

- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Benoît B. Mandelbrot": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

- 2014: Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson:
*The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics*(5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**Mandelbrot, Benoît**(1924-2010)