## Is Benoit Mandelbrot dead?

October 14, 2010Benoit Mandelbrot / Date of death

**What did Benoit Mandelbrot discover?**

Benoit Mandelbrot was an intellectual jack-of-all-trades. While he will always be known for his discovery of fractal geometry, Mandelbrot should also be recognized for bridging the gap between art and mathematics, and showing that these two worlds are not mutually exclusive.

**What is Benoit Mandelbrot famous for?**

Benoit Mandelbrot, (born November 20, 1924, Warsaw, Poland—died October 14, 2010, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.), Polish-born French American mathematician universally known as the father of fractals.

### Who is the father of fractal?

mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot

Famed mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot, father of fractal geometry, dead at 85. Benoit Mandelbrot, whose pioneering work on fractal geometry made him one of the few modern mathematicians to approach widespread fame, died October 14 at the age of 85.

**How old is Benoit Mandelbrot?**

85 years (1924–2010)Benoit Mandelbrot / Age at death

Benoît B. Mandelbrot, a maverick mathematician who developed the field of fractal geometry and applied it to physics, biology, finance and many other fields, died on Thursday in Cambridge, Mass. He was 85.

**What is fractal dimension used for?**

Fractal dimension is a measure of how “complicated” a self-similar figure is. In a rough sense, it measures “how many points” lie in a given set. A plane is “larger” than a line, while S sits somewhere in between these two sets.

#### What is the Mandelbrot theory?

Beginning in the 1960s Mandelbrot realized that many real-world phenomena—clouds, snowflakes, coastlines, stock market fluctuations, brain tissue—have similar properties. They display “self-similarity,” patterns that recur at smaller and smaller scales; and they have fuzzy boundaries.

**How was the Mandelbrot set discovered?**

On 1 March 1980, at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, Benoit Mandelbrot first saw a visualization of the set. Mandelbrot studied the parameter space of quadratic polynomials in an article that appeared in 1980.

**What is Mandelbrot zoom?**

The boundary of the Mandelbrot set shows more intricate detail the closer one looks or magnifies the image, usually called “zooming in”.

## Who is the greatest mathematician ever?

The best 10 mathematicians are:

- Leonhard Euler.
- Srinivasa Ramanujan.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss.
- Isaac Newton.
- Euclid.
- Archimedes.
- Aryabhatta.
- Gottfried W.

**Who is Mademath?**

Who invented mathematics? Several civilizations — in China, India, Egypt, Central America and Mesopotamia — contributed to mathematics as we know it today. The Sumerians, who lived in the region that is now southern Iraq, were the first people to develop a counting system with a base 60 system, according to Wilder.

**How much is the highest dimension a fractal can have?**

So consider shapes in three-dimensional space that are topologically the same as a line segment: curves with a start point and an end point, that are continuous deformations of a straight line. Their fractal dimensions can be anything from 1 to 3, including exactly 2.

### Who is Benoit Mandelbrot?

Benoit B. Mandelbrot (20 November 1924 – 14 October 2010) was a Polish-born French-American mathematician and polymath with broad interests in the practical sciences, especially regarding what he labeled as “the art of roughness ” of physical phenomena and “the uncontrolled element in life”.

**What is Benoît Mandelbrot’s book number?**

Benoit Mandelbrot: A Life in Many Dimensions. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Company. ISBN 978-981-4366-06-9. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Benoît Mandelbrot.

**How many children does Benoît Mandelbrot have?**

He is survived by Aliette and his two sons, Laurent and Didier. Benoît Mandelbrot, mathematician, born 20 November 1924; died 14 October 2010

#### How do you pronounce Benoît Mandelbrot’s name?

When speaking in French, Mandelbrot pronounced his name [bənwa mɑ̃dɛlbʁot]. ^ a b c Hoffman, Jascha (16 October 2010). “Benoît Mandelbrot, Mathematician, Dies at 85”. The New York Times. Archived from the original on 18 October 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2010. ^ a b Lesmoir-Gordon, Nigel (17 October 2010). “Benoît Mandelbrot obituary”.