Benoit Mandelbrot Dies at 85

Monday, October 18, 2010

Maverick mathmatician, Benoit Mandelbrot, died yesterday, at age 85 of pancreatic cancer. Considered the father of fractal geometry, he coined the term "fractal," described the Mandelbrot set, and is arguably the most influential figure inside of mathematics within the last half-century. We'll take a look at his impact, and his legacy.

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