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### Who Discovered the Mandelbrot Set? I Scientific American

In late 1978 one of Hubbard's graduate students, Frederick Kochman, approached Mandelbrot at a conference and showed him Hubbard's pictures. Mandelbrot "didn't seem very interested," Kochman recalls. Yet shortly thereafter Mandelbrot wrote a letter to Hubbard inviting him to IBM to discuss his work. In the letter, which Hubbard kept, Mandelbrot wrote: "When sampling the works of Fatou and Julia, I had thought of doing these things myself, but had not mustered the courage. Nevertheless I can claim that I was awaiting your pictures for a long long time."

### Video stream of Mandelbrot lecturing at MIT

Roughness is ubiquitous and a major sensory input of Man. The first step to measure and simulate it was provided by fractal geometry. Illustrative examples will be drawn from the sciences, engineering (the internet) and (more extensively) the variation of financial prices. The beauty of fractals, an unanticipated

### Finance & Mandelbrot | Facebook

The current financial crisis means that the standard model of finance (Fama, Markowitz, Sharpe, Black, Scholes, Merton) is dead. The normal distribution, used in all models, does not work for financial markets. Markets are not efficient. Benoît Mandelbrot explained that several years ago, especially in this book: The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence (2004). This group is dedicated to this work, and other contributors.

### Mandelbrot's page at Yale

Official Biography site. Benoit B. Mandelbrot is the world's foremost impetus for the advancement of Fractal Geometry. Learn about his life and work.

### Mandelbrot set - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In mathematics the Mandelbrot set, named after Benoît Mandelbrot, is a set of points in the complex plane, the boundary of which forms a fractal.

### Benoît Mandelbrot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mandelbrot has been called a visionary and a maverick.His informal and passionate style of writing and his emphasis on visual and geometric intuition (supported by the inclusion of numerous illustrations) made The Fractal Geometry of Nature accessible to non-specialists. The book sparked widespread popular interest in fractals and contributed to chaos theory and other fields of science and mathematics.

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