1. Subscribersonhouse
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    17 Oct '10 12:02
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11560101

    He changed the study of randomness forever.
  2. Standard memberadam warlock
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    17 Oct '10 14:07
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    He changed the study of randomness forever.
    He did?
  3. Subscribersonhouse
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    17 Oct '10 23:11
    Originally posted by adam warlock
    He did?
    Read the article. He found order in apparent randomness.
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    18 Oct '10 07:42
    I am not sure that fractals really have anything to do with randomness.

    As for Mandelbrot, I taught myself programming largely by doing programs to draw Mandelbrot sets (and the related Julia sets).
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    18 Oct '10 21:20
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11560101

    He changed the study of randomness forever.
    Gosh - I wasn't aware that he was still alive. An important person indeed.

    Richard
  6. Subscribersonhouse
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    21 Oct '10 00:44
    Does anyone here know of awards Mandelbrot received? Fields medal?
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    26 Oct '10 11:10
    No fields medal; only 10 were awarded before he was too old.
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