Benoit Mandelbrot is leaving us way too soon, even at 86. There is still so much to do to educate people about fractals.
I got the incredible luck to speak to him on the phone almost exactly one year ago (on the Sunday 24th of October 2009). He was still in good shape and he had quite a lot of projects. Among them, he was preparing a book of his memories. I hope he had the time to finish it.
I am shocked by this news.
All my thoughts go to his familly.
In an interesting but sad coincidence that life can do, I met this current week Nassim Nicholas Taleb who is, in some sort, Mandelbrot’s disciple.
The king is dead. Long live the king.
Mandelbrot is dead. Long live Taleb.
For more information, see the links given by the message sent by the Finance and Mandelbrot Facebook group :
Philippe Herlin October 17 at 10:01am R.I.P. BENOIT MANDELBROT, 1924-2010
“He Gave Us Order Out of Chaos” — R.I.P. Benoît Mandelbrot, 1924-2010, Wired
Benoît Mandelbrot, Novel Mathematician, Dies at 85, New York Times
Le mathématicien Benoît Mandelbrot est mort, Le Monde http://www.lemonde.fr/carnet/article/2010/10/16/la-mathematicien-benoit-mandelbrot-est-mort_1427385_3382.html
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