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.

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


Publications


Also known as

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


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