Father Of Fractal Geometry Benoit B Mandelbrot Passes Away
Benoit B Mandelbrot passed away on Thursday in Cambridge Massachusetts.
He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer. Dr. Mandelbrot was 85 when he died. He is probably best know as the father of fractal geometry. In addition he was also know for his math findings that were named the Mandelbrot set. He was a world famous mathematician and his work made it possible to measure items that were thought impossible to measure at one time. Things with irregular outlines, such as clouds and the coastline. Dr Mendelbrot was born in Warsaw Poland and moved to France when he was still a child. In 1955 he married Aliette Kagan. Dr Mandelbrot had been a professor Emeritus at Yale university.
France’s President paid tribute to Dr Mandelbrot and stated that he was proud to have had Benoit Mendelbrot live in France. The President also mentioned that Dr. Mandelbrot had been critical of the banking industry and the way they were doing things, but that his warnings were ignored.
Benoit Mandelbrot was Knighted by the French in 2006, he has earned the Lewis Richardson prize, the Japan prize, and the Wolf prize. He was also honored by having an asteroid named after him, 27500 Mandelbrot. His great mind will be remembered and missed.