Fraunhofer MEVIS is mourning the death of Benoît B. Mandelbrot

18.10.2010

Benoît Mandelbrot 2005 in Bremen

May 2005 during a visit in Bremen.

The work of Mandelbrot had and still has great impact on the developments at Fraunhofer MEVIS in the field of image-based medicine. Prof. Mandelbrot was closely connected with Fraunhofer MEVIS both on a scientific and personal basis. In 1995 he was a founding member of the scientific advisory board of MeVis Research, the forerunner of Fraunhofer MEVIS. In addition, Benoît Mandelbrot maintained a long-lasting friendship with Heinz-Otto Peitgen, the institute director of Fraunhofer MEVIS. Together they were inducted into the Florida Atlantic University’s College of Science Hall of Fame in 2006.

On Thursday, October 14, 2010 Benoît Mandelbrot passed away in Cambridge/MA. We will commemorate and honor him. Our thoughts are with his family.