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Benoit Mandelbrot

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/ben'wa man'dl-bro/ Benoit B. Mandelbrot. The IBM scientist who wrote several original books on fractals and gave his name to the set he was discovered, the Mandelbrot set and coined the term "fractal" in 1975 from the Latin fractus or "to break".

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AMS-IMS-SIAM Joint Summer Research Conference on Complex Dynamics: 25 years after the Appearance of the Mandelbrot Set (2004: Snowbird, UT)
Learning about fractal music is a rich context for learning fractals, mapping, iterative equations, self-similarity, the Mandelbrot and Julia sets, and aspects of number theory such as: real and imaginary numbers, prime numbers and bases other than 10.
Often depicted in psychedelic splendor on posters, book covers, T-shirts and calendars, the Mandelbrot set is also the object of serious mathematical research for those exploring dynamical systems.
Mandelbrot discovered that to classify and systematize such figures he had to endow them with fractional dimensions, not 1, 2 or 3, but numbers between 1 and 2 or 2 and 3, and the precise fraction tells things about the shape and complexity of a particular figure.
David Spencer, President of Mandelbrot Ventures, will be honored as the 2007 AT&T Tech Hero for his outstanding individual contributions to the San Antonio area and the state of Texas.
Hurst measure has been extensively employed by Mandelbrot (1967, 1968, and 1969).
The greatest minds in finance -- from economists John Maynard Keynes, Frank Knight and Hyman Minsky to successful investors Buffett and George Soros and top theorists Robert Shiller, Benoit Mandelbrot and Didier Sornette -- have all mixed fundamental and behavioural approaches.
Shapiro DE, Sperling RS, Mandelbrot L, Britto P, Cunningham BE.
Many more theoretical models have been developed since that time, such as preemption (geometric series), particulate niche, random assortment, random fraction, Zipf and Mandelbrot models.
Mandelbrot, famous for his work in fractal geometry, adopted the middle initial "B", which he claimed didn't represent any particular name [16, 22], His admirers, however, prefer to think that it stands for "Benoit B.
De Bruijn sequences, the Gilbreath Principle (which lets the spectator shuffle a normal deck of cards with them still staying in an order that the magician can predict) and their connection with the Mandelbrot set (identical patterns that make up a larger identical pattern) are discussed in some detail and their applications in magic tricks dealt with.
AMS Special Session on Fractal Geometry in Pure and Applied Mathematics: In Memory of Benoit Mandelbrot (2012: Boston, MA.