Benoit Mandelbrot


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Benoit Mandelbrot: Alan Turing, Mandelbrot set

Benoit Mandelbrot

(person)
/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".

Benoit Mandelbrot

(2)
References in periodicals archive ?
Focusing primarily on the work of Benoit Mandelbrot (1924-2010), one of the most notable mathematicians of the twentieth century, this exhibition explores the role of images in scientific thinking.
Fractal geometry was first posited by Benoit Mandelbrot, a researcher born in Warsaw, Poland in 1924.
Benoit Mandelbrot gave birth to the term fractal some 30 years ago, and the international conference Fractal 2004 celebrated his 80th birthday and contributions to fractal geometry.
La geometria fractal desarrollada por Benoit Mandelbrot (1-3) permite caracterizar objetos irregulares determinando su dimension fractal.
Now a new hero of this subject has emerged in Benoit Mandelbrot, a Polish-born French man who was lucky to survive the war, escaped to Yale and then spent 35 years with IBM.
It existed timelessly as an abstract object, "out there" before Benoit Mandelbrot discovered it.
The first TED included the public unveiling of the Macintosh computer and the Sony compact disc, while mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot demonstrated how to map coastlines with his newly discovered fractals and AI specialist Marvin Minsky outlined a new model of the mind.
One virtue of fractal architecture, as Benoit Mandelbrot pointed out, was its superiority to Modernism in providing scaling devices at many levels--from a great distance right up to the touchable detail.
The word "fractal" was first coined by Benoit Mandelbrot (4) and comes from the Latin adjective "fractus," meaning irregular or fragmented.
It is not measurable in this way, and geometric objects presenting this class of self-similarity were given the name fractal objects by Benoit Mandelbrot, the mathematician who studied this type of phenomenon during the 1970s.
Drink a toast here to Harry Roberts, to Richard Musgrave and Evsey Domar, to Irwin Friend, to Benoit Mandelbrot and Steven Ross and Eugene Fama and to the young Belgian from Toulouse, Christian Gollier, who in one banner year wrote a dozen superlative papers.
Scholes' teacher Eugene Fama knew it; the case was first made to Fama by the mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot, father of fractals.