Benoît Mandelbrot (1924–2010)

  title={Beno{\^i}t Mandelbrot (1924–2010)},
  author={Ralph E. Gomory},
  • R. Gomory
  • Published 18 November 2010
  • Art, Medicine
  • Nature
“The financiers and investors of the world are, at the moment, like mariners who heed no weather warnings.” Those words were written by Benoît Mandelbrot four years before the recent financial crisis. Mandelbrot, a mathematician world-famous for his work on fractal geometry, died on 14 October at the age of 85. His financial prescience was a natural outgrowth of his original and penetrating view of the world. At a time when mathematics focused on lines, planes and spheres, Mandelbrot wrote… 
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