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Benoit Mandelbrot RIP

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ParadigmShifter, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    Sad day, Mandelbrot has died of cancer.

    Discoverer of the Mandelbrot set and responsible for the growth of study into fractals and chaos theory.

     
  2. IdiotsOpposite

    IdiotsOpposite Boom, headshot.

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    May he rest in piece.

    Now could someone design a coffin in the exact shape of the Mandelbrot Set for him?
     
  3. MobBoss

    MobBoss Off-Topic Overlord

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    If he studied fractals and chaos theory shouldnt he rest in pieces? ;)
     
  4. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    Probably not, since the Mandelbrot set is connected (i.e. there are no "islands"). ;)
     
  5. Masada

    Masada Koi-san!

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    His awesome legacy shall be appropriated by economics soon... :evil:
     
  6. Silv Something

    Silv Something Pi(e) Loving Maniac

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    What! When? :(

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    Dear Diary: Today I learned that Mandelbrot had a middle initial of B that stood for nothing.

    from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/science-obituaries/8069558/Benoit-Mandelbrot.html

    You are awesome, Mandelbrot.
     
  7. cyther

    cyther Lord of the Dance

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    Rest in peace Mandelbrot. Thanks for everything.
     

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