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Benoit Mandelbrot

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A graduate of the École Polytechnique, BENOIT MANDELBROT obtained his doctorate from the University of Paris and spent more than thirty-five years at IBM as a research scientist. Best known as the father of fractal geometry, he transformed our understanding of information theory, economics, fluid turbulence, nonlinear dynamics, and geophysics. He died on October 14, 2010.

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The Fractalist
Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
Written by Benoit Mandelbrot

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $18.95

A fascinating memoir from the man who revitalized visual geometry, and whose ideas about fractals have changed how we look at both the natural world and the financial world.

Benoit Mandelbrot, the creator of fractal geometry, has significantly improved our understanding of, among other things, financial variability and erratic physical phenomena. In... Read more >
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The Fractalist
Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
Written by Benoit Mandelbrot

Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $11.99

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