Sunday, June 02, 2013

Benoit B. Mandelbrot

Benoit B. Mandelbrot:
Sterling Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics Department - Yale University
IBM Fellow Emeritus T.J. Watson Research Center
International Business Machines Corporation

The Mandelbrot Set
Photo of Benoit B. Mandelbrot

 
Seeks a measure of order in physical, mathematical or social phenomena that are characterized by abundant data but extreme sample variability. The surprising esthetic value of many of his discoveries and their unexpected usefulness in teaching have made him an eloquent spokesman for the "unity of knowing and feeling."

Member of National Academy of Sciences

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