Benoît MandelbrotA picture of the Mandelbrot SetNovember is the month in which the mathematician Benoît Mandelbrot (November 20, 1924) was born. He was born in Poland and moved to France at the age of 12. He lived in Princeton for a year and spent many years working at IBM in New York. He coined the term fractal. Fractals can be used as models of many natural phenomena, including the shape of coastlines, the structure of plants and blood vessels, the clustering of galaxies, and stock market prices. Here is a TED Talk by Mandelbrot from 2010.
The American Mathematics Contest 8 will be held Thursday, November 14. The contest will take place during class. Its purpose is to promote, develop, and enhance math problem solving skills. Click here for more details.
"One dog barks at something, and a hundred bark at the bark."
-Chinese Proverb
"The only person who never makes a mistake
is the person who never does anything."
-Theodore Roosevelt

World Language students, try reading this site in Spanish or French.