Benoît Mandelbrot

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Benoît B. Mandelbrot. (1924 – 2010). Polish-born, French and American mathematician and polymath.


  • "the art of roughness" of physical phenomena.
  • "the uncontrolled element in life".
  • He referred to himself as a "fractalist" and is recognized for his contribution to the field of fractal geometry, which included coining the word "fractal", as well as developing a theory of "roughness and self-similarity" in nature.

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