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+ - Benoit Mandelbrot dies at age 85

Submitted by tcyun
tcyun writes: Various locations including the BBC are reporting on the death of mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot. He is probably best known for his work on fractals, but has a large volume of published work on which other publications stand.

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