Benoit Mandelbrot, Mathematician, Dies at 85

Shizuo Kambayashi/Associated Press Benoit B. Mandelbrot at a conference in Tokyo in 2003. His death was caused by pancreatic cancer, his wife, Aliette, said. He had lived in Cambridge. Dr. Mandelbrot coined the term “fractal” to refer to a new class of mathematical shapes whose uneven contours could mimic the irregularities found in nature. “Applied […]

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