October 16th, 2010

Anhinga, snakebird

Benoît Mandelbrot

Andrew Gelman (columbia_stat) on Benoît Mandelbrot:

http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~cook/movabletype/archives/2010/10/mandelbrot_and.html

NNDB entry:

http://www.nndb.com/people/752/000022686/

Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest 2007 (this is an entry from it I liked, but the site seems to hate hotlinking, so I am just including the link to it.)

Update: Read his A maverick's apprenticeship (8 pages PDF, 160K).