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Benoit Mandelbrot

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
Written by Benoit Mandelbrot
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2014
$18.95/22.50(Canada) | 978-0-307-38991-6 (0-307-38991-X)

Here is the remarkable life story of Benoit Mandelbrot, the creator of fractal geometry, and his unparalleled contributions to science mathematics, the financial world, and the arts. Mandelbrot recounts his early years in Warsaw and in Paris, where he was mentored by an eminent mathematician uncle, through his days evading the...

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