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/ben'wa man'dl-bro/ Benoit B. Mandelbrot. The IBM scientist who wrote several original books on fractals and gave his name to the set he was discovered, the Mandelbrot set and coined the term "fractal" in 1975 from the Latin fractus or "to break".
(1997-07-02)
Mathematician benoit mandelbrot is namedropped on page 49 in a hiccupped discussion of chaos theory.