Do You Know The Apple Man?

I was discussing some topic with a colleague, and he said “and what about the Apple Man?”

“The Apple Man?” I asked.

Apparently, in German (my colleague hails from Germany) Apple Man, or Apfelmännchen, is the word used for the Mandelbrot Set.

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Benoît Mandelbrot – Rest In Peace

Benoît Mandelbrot has passed away.

Mandelbrot is one of the few mathematicians whose contributions – at least some of them – can be immediately recognised and appreciated by a number of non-mathematicians. His name is attached to the now famous Mandelbrot set, beautiful pictures of which are immediately recognizable, and stunningly beautiful.

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