## The father of fractals, Benoit Mandelbrot, is dead

The mathematician **Benoît Mandelbrot** who developed the geometrical shapes, fractal, died at the age of 85 years.

The French and American nationality, Mandelbrot, named and developed the fractal theory as a mathematical way to capture the infinite complexity of nature.

Fractals are used for measuring natural phenomena, that were regarded as non-measurable, such as clouds or coastlines. These discoveries have applications in many fields such as geology, medicine, astronomy, mechanical engineering, but also economics and anatomy.

According to his family, **Benoît Mandelbrot** died in Cambridge, Massachusetts from pancreatic cancer.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy in a statement paid tribute to the great mathematician, “a strong spirit, authentic, never hesitated to make innovations and to fight against established views.

**Benoît Mandelbrot** was born in Warsaw on November 20, 1924, in a Jewish family of Lithuanian origin. To escape the Nazi threat fled to France with his family, and then moved to the United States after the Second World War.

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A very good video about fractals and Mandelbrot

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=8570098277666323857&hl=en&fs=true

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**Life**

### http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beno%C3%AEt_Mandelbrot

### “He Gave Us Order Out of Chaos” — R.I.P. Benoît Mandelbrot, 1924-2010

### http://en.wikivisual.com/index.php/Mandelbrot_set

### Benoit Mandelbrot on Risk, Efficient Markets, and Bachelier

**Interviews**

### Benoit Mandelbrot: Fractals and the art of roughness

**Mandelbrot Set**

### Introduction to the Mandelbrot Set

### Mandelbrot Set

### Mandelbrot Set Zoom

### The Mandelbrot Set

### Mu-Ency – The Encyclopedia of the Mandelbrot Set

### 3D Mandelbrot fractal

**Mandelbrot set** Tools

### Julia and **Mandelbrot Set** Explorer

### Mandelbrot Applet

### The Mandelbrot Set

### Zoomable Mandelbrot Fractal

### Mandelbrot Explorer

### Mandelbrot

### Mandelbrot

### Studying Mandelbrot Fractals

### iFractal

**Books**

**DVDs on Mandelbrot set**

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