Facts about Benoit Mandelbrot

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Benoit Mandelbrot was a famous Mathematician from France, who lived between November 20, 1924 and October 14, 2010. He/she became 85 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 18 quotes who is written / told by Benoit.

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Famous quotes by Benoit Mandelbrot (18)


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"When the weather changes, nobody believes the laws of physics have changed. Similarly, I don't believe that when the stock market goes into terrible gyrations its rules have changed"
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"Until a few years ago, the topics in my Ph.D. were unfashionable, but they are very popular today"
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"Think of color, pitch, loudness, heaviness, and hotness. Each is the topic of a branch of physics"
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"There is a saying that every nice piece of work needs the right person in the right place at the right time"
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"There is a joke that your hammer will always find nails to hit. I find that perfectly acceptable"
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"The techniques I developed for studying turbulence, like weather, also apply to the stock market"
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"Smooth shapes are very rare in the wild but extremely important in the ivory tower and the factory"
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"Order doesn't come by itself"
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"Now that I near 80, I realize with wistful pleasure that on many occasions I was 10, 20, 40, even 50 years ahead of my time"
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"Nobody will deny that there is at least some roughness everywhere"
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"My fate has been that what I undertook was fully understood only after the fact"
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"Most were beginning to feel they had learned enough to last for the rest of their lives. They remained mathematicians, but largely went their own way"
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"I was in an industrial laboratory because academia found me unsuitable"
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"I don't seek power and do not run around"
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"For much of my life there was no place where the things I wanted to investigate were of interest to anyone"
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"An extraordinary amount of arrogance is present in any claim of having been the first in inventing something"
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"Although computer memory is no longer expensive, there's always a finite size buffer somewhere. When a big piece of news arrives, everybody sends a message to everybody else, and the buffer fills"
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"A cloud is made of billows upon billows upon billows that look like clouds. As you come closer to a cloud you don't get something smooth, but irregularities at a smaller scale"


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