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Author Topic: Did Benoit know about Fractalforums.com?  (Read 1204 times)
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« on: October 24, 2011, 11:40:20 AM »

"[A] friend of mine ... told me, ‘Look, you create a new field, you are entitled to give it a name.' So, I had Latin in high school and it turned out that one of my sons was taking Latin in the United States, and there was a Latin dictionary in our house, which was an exception. I went in there and tried to look for a word which fitted what I had been working on. And when I was playing with the word fraction, and looked in the dictionary for a word where fraction came from. It came from a Latin word which meant, how to say disconnect — rough and disconnected, it was a very general — the idea of roughness originally in Latin. So, I started playing with fractus, which I named it that and coined the word ‘fractal.' ... . First of all, people applied it in ways in which I didn't find sensible, but there was nothing I could say about it. So, then the dictionary started defining it, each a little bit differently. And in a certain sense the word became alive and independent of me. I could scream and say, I don't like it, but it made no difference."

— Benoit Mandelbrot, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and senior research scientist in mathematics, "A Conversation with Benoit Mandelbrot," Big Think, March 25, 2010.


I just ot off looking at Mandelbrot Yale site, and can find no evidence that he even new about the Mandelbublb, or the forum here. Mamdelbrot appears to have done little after 2004/2005 maybe due to illness?

Did we get any feedback from an attempt to contact him?

I know i tend to big the forum up, based on past laurels i suppose, but i still think it is justified to aim at the forum being a prestige portal for all things fractal, and all people kids und Alteren who love fractals.
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 11:49:22 AM »

He was contacted and he also replied:
http://www.fractalforums.com/mandelbulb-implementation/ot-has-mr-benoit-commented-on-the-3d-mandelbulbs/
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2011, 04:43:51 AM »

Thanks Kraftwerk.

It is consoling to think that he saw the fruition of his ideas , so far, before he died. H e seemed genuinely interested.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2011, 09:42:29 AM »

Thanks Kraftwerk.

It is consoling to think that he saw the fruition of his ideas , so far, before he died. H e seemed genuinely interested.

Yes, I thought a lot about that thread when I heard that he had passed away...
I am glad I at least raised the question before that, and that Christian made the contact.
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