Monday, November 20, 2023

Happy birthday Benoit B Mandelbrot

 Today is the birthday of Benoit B Mandelbrot, the pioneering French mathematician who discovered fractals and changed forever the way we think about clouds, coastlines, and screen savers. This vision of self-similar cereal came to me in a dream, from which I awoke LMAO (my hypnopompic brain is easily amused).

Watercolor and ink drawing of a cereal box with a picture of an enlarged oat flake, with recursive self-similar flakelets emerging form its five sides. Large text across the top says "MandelbrOats." Smaller text across bottom says "The self-similar cereal."

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