Quotes by Benoit Mandelbrot

Benoit B.  Mandelbrot  was a Polish-born, French and American mathematician and polymath with broad interests in the practical sciences, especially regarding what he labeled as "the art of roughness" of physical phenomena and "the uncontrolled element in life". He referred to himself as a "fractalist" and is recognized for his contribution to the field of fractal geometry, which included coining the word "fractal", as well as developing a theory of "roughness and self-similarity" in nature. In 1936, while he was a child, Mandelbrot's family emigrated to France from Warsaw, Poland.

The best Quotes and Sayings

Smooth shapes are very rare in the wild but extremely important in the ivory tower and the factory.

- Benoit Mandelbrot

An exquisitely complex shape now known as the Mandlebrot set has been called the most complex object in mathematics.

- Benoit Mandelbrot

There is a saying that every nice piece of work needs the right person in the right place at the right time.

- Benoit Mandelbrot

Order doesn't come by itself.

- Benoit Mandelbrot

An extraordinary amount of arrogance is present in any claim of having been the first in inventing something.

- Benoit Mandelbrot