Benoît B. Mandelbrot (1924-2010), Father of Fractal Geometry
French and American mathematician Benoît B. Mandelbrot, the father of fractal geometry, has died at age 85 from pancreatic cancer. He passed away at a hospice in Cambridge, MA on October 14th. Thanks for making math fun! Here's a video of Mandelbrot's TED 2010 talk. Jonathan Coulton paid tribute to Benoît B.