Wednesday 27 October 2010

Benoît Mandelbrot (1924 – 2010)

Mandelbrot zoom
I was saddened to see reports of the recent death of Benoît Mandelbrot. I'm not clever enough to understand much of his work, but I do understand that his pioneering work on fractals (fractal geometry) led not only to some beautiful images but also to highly significant computer science uses in image compression and in image generation within video games.