Friday, October 22, 2010

RIP, Benoit Mandelbrot

Benoit Mandelbrot passed away last week. Even people outside of the mathematical sphere are familiar with the words "fractal" and "Mandelbrot set," such was the influence of his work.

fractal scarf
3D Fractal Silk Scarf by LOOMLAB

This is one of the best explanations of the Mandelbrot set that I've ever found. The Mandelbrot Set explanation on Wolfram is also nice and straightforward.

Thanks for the gift of beauty in number, M Mandelbrot.

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