Benoit Mandelbrot
#2030 Overall Influence

Benoit Mandelbrot

Polish-born, French and American mathematician


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Benoit B. Mandelbrot was a Polish-born French and American mathematician and polymath with broad interests in the practical sciences, especially regarding what he labeled as "the art of roughness" of physical phenomena and "the uncontrolled element in life". He referred to himself as a "fractalist" and is recognized for his contribution to the field of fractal geometry, which included coining the word "fractal", as well as developing a theory of "roughness and self-similarity" in nature.

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California Institute of Technology
California Institute of Technology

Private research university located in Pasadena, California

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Yale University
Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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