Benoît B. Mandelbrot (1924–2010)

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American mathematician and scientist who was born in Poland. He is a leader in the development of fractal theory and in the potential application of fractals to nature and design. Dr. Mandelbrot discovered the Mandelbrot Set on 1 March 1980 while working as an IBM Fellow at the Watson Research Center. Received his first PhD in Paris 1952: "Docteur... See full bio »
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Nova Himself - physicist - Yale University
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 2011 They Were There (Documentary short)
Himself (as Benoit Mandelbrot)
 2009 The Man Who Saved Geometry (TV Movie documentary)
 2009 The Genius and the Boys (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Former Professor of Mathematics - Yale and Princeton (as Benoit Mandelbrot)
 2008 Nova (TV Series documentary)
Himself - physicist - Yale University
- Hunting the Hidden Dimension (2008) ... Himself - physicist - Yale University (as Benoit Mandelbrot)
 1995 The Colours of Infinity (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 1994 The Alphabet of Shapes (TV Short)
 1993 The Revenge of the Dead Indians (Documentary)

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Other Works:

(book) "Fractals and Scaling In Finance". Springer, 1997. ISBN-10: 0387983635; ISBN-13: 9780387983639 See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

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Benoit Mandelbrot

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[on his career] If you take the beginning and the end, I have had a conventional career. But it was not a straight line between the beginning and the end. It was a very crooked line.


He was born to Lithuanian Jewish parents in Warsaw, Poland. In 1936, his family fled the Nazis first to Paris, France and to the South of France where he tended horses and fixed tools. See more »

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