Surprising Science

A rock tune celebrating his work has become an Internet hit. But did it please the professor himself?

Surprising Science

As the celebrated mathematician writes his memoirs, he reflects on the combination of good luck, hard luck, and constant dreaming that made his life a success.

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The mathematician has long believed the traditional understanding of market fluctuations would need to be replaced with his fractal model. Unfortunately, he says, "my time…has come."

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The word "fractals," which Benoit Mandelbrot invented, has caught on with everyone from kids to club owners.