"Benoit was a rare person who looked more broadly and by this, saw more deeply," said his son, Dr. Didier Mandelbrot.
Pi Day is almost upon us and you'll need more than a pie tin to celebrate properly. Few holidays inspire this many math-based memes and jokes, so get 'em while they're hot... I mean, get 'em while they're the ratio of a circle's circumference and diameter.
Any big ratio fans out there? Events and activities are happening around the world to celebrate Pi Day.
The work was famously described by Albert Einstein as "perhaps the greatest intellectual stride that it has ever been granted to any man to make."
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in 2014 is one of the biggest mysteries in the history of aviation.
Andrew Booker managed to express the number 33 as the the sum of three cubes.
Pi Day was first celebrated at the San Francisco Exploratorium on March 14 (3/14) 1988—with the date chosen as a reference to the first digits of pi.
Only a handful of animals are known to understand the concept.
This question was the focus of a post that set Reddit alight.
The number was found by a 51-year-old engineer running multiple computers for days on end.
The notoriously reclusive prodigy is waiting for someone to prove him right.
Hafez al-Assad finished in the lower end of the International Mathematical Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro.
By 1921, Einstein was recognized as one of the most talented minds of his generation.