Father of Fractal Geometry: Benoit Mandelbrot

“Clouds are not spheres, order mountains are not cones, order coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.”
—Benoit Mandelbrot
The Fractal Geometry of Nature

The visionary, revolutionary mathematician Benoît Mandelbrot has died, aged 85. He was a genius in the truest and most passionate sense of the word. May he rest in peace. Several fractalicious, Mandelbrotastic clips are compiled below for your edification and viewing pleasure:

3 Responses to “Father of Fractal Geometry: Benoit Mandelbrot”

  1. nagash Says:

    He is really dead???
    Your source looks like a hoax

  2. Nadya Says:

    @nagash: No, he really died. :(


  3. Benoit Mandelbrot (20 November 1924 – 14 October 2010) Says:

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