Benoit Mandelbrot, who invented fractal geometry, the geometry of things which have no geometry, to measure the roughness of our world, died today at the age of 85. Here he is, in his last TED talk a few months ago, recapping his life’s work in pursuit of roughness:
The 68th edition of the Carnival of Mathematics is up online, hosted at Plus magazine, with a nice collection of mathsy posts on topics ranging from sports to poetry to infinity and everything in between. Enjoy reading!
PS: and I like how they call it Maths, not just Math as so many Americans do!