The non-normal behavior of commodity prices was identified by Benoit Mandelbrot
in the 1960s following a study of more than 100 years of cotton markets ("The variation of certain speculative prices" 1963).
The greatest minds in finance -- from economists John Maynard Keynes, Frank Knight and Hyman Minsky to successful investors Buffett and George Soros and top theorists Robert Shiller, Benoit Mandelbrot
and Didier Sornette -- have all mixed fundamental and behavioural approaches.
TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot
, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Never trend away: Jonathan Coulton on Benoit Mandelbrot
AMS Special Session on Fractal Geometry in Pure and Applied Mathematics: In Memory of Benoit Mandelbrot
(2012: Boston, MA.
In spite of the lack of standards, we quantified the elusive complexity of the roots by calculating their fractal dimension, an index that was first defined by mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot
That same developer, Paul Pierre Levy, via what was named by Benoit Mandelbrot
as Levy flight, generated an important concept in the formulation of quantum mechanics and the source of the class of distributions.
Some of Weatherall's subjects, such as Benoit Mandelbrot
, discovered entirely new fields of inquiry (in Mandelbrot's case, fractal geometry and chaos theory) as they developed theories to solve concrete problems.
TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot
, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
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