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cresshead
10-17-2010, 03:07 AM
Benoit Mandelbrot, who discovered mathematical shapes known as fractals, has died of cancer at the age of 85.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11560101


http://wikieducator.org/images/9/90/Mandelbrot.jpeg

meshpig
10-17-2010, 03:33 AM
He certainly loved his work

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandelbrot_set#Self-similarity

COBRASoft
10-17-2010, 05:31 AM
I loved to watch these on my Amiga. There we had a special program, only for that with smooth gradients.

In my very early days, I made a little program to draw a Pythagoras tree fractal on my C64. That's 25 years ago now. Time really flies :(

bazsa73
10-17-2010, 06:49 AM
He lived a full life, now he returns to the fractal cosmos. It is wonderful indeed. Bon Voyage Mr Mandelbrot!

Titus
10-17-2010, 04:52 PM
He's not dead, just had a recursion.

Nangleator
10-19-2010, 10:06 PM
I read recently that he gave himself a middle initial, but didn't explain it. Benoit B. Mandelbrot.

Here's to the notion that the "B" stands for "Benoit B. Mandelbrot." And the "B" in that stands for...

art
10-25-2010, 10:24 AM
I'll render a few fractals in his memory. Oh, and visit 3drecursions.com too...

JeffrySG
10-25-2010, 10:52 AM
I read recently that he gave himself a middle initial, but didn't explain it. Benoit B. Mandelbrot.

Here's to the notion that the "B" stands for "Benoit B. Mandelbrot." And the "B" in that stands for...

I had to read that twice... very clever! :D

art
10-29-2010, 08:19 AM
In excel...
:screwy:

COBRASoft
10-29-2010, 12:12 PM
Nuts!

shrox
10-29-2010, 02:55 PM
I don't like looking at some fractals, it's like a computational overload or something. It's usefulness is undisputed though when simulating natural systems.