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Mandelbrot, Benoît B.(Encyclopedia)Mandelbrot, Benoît B. bnwä´ mn´dlbr, Fr. mäNdlbrô´ [key], 1924–2010, French-American mathematician, b. Warsaw, Poland, Ph.D. Univ. of Paris, 1952. Largely self-taught and consider...
fractal geometry(Encyclopedia)fractal geometry, branch of mathematics concerned with irregular patterns made of parts that are in some way similar to the whole, e.g., twigs and tree branches, a property called self-similarity or s...
King, B. B.(Encyclopedia)King, B. B., 1925–2015, African-American blues singer and guitarist, b. near Indianola, Miss., as Riley B. King. He grew up poor in the Mississippi Delta region, began playing the guitar at 12, was ...
Traven, B.(Encyclopedia)Traven, B., 1890–1969, German language novelist. During his life Traven refused to divulge any information concerning himself. His birth name is still uncertain, as is his birthplace. As Ret Marut h...
chaos theory(Encyclopedia)chaos theory, in mathematics, physics, and other fields, a set of ideas that attempts to reveal structure in aperiodic, unpredictable dynamic systems such as cloud formation or the fluctuation of biol...
Sauvé, Jeanne Mathilde Benoit(Encyclopedia)Sauvé, Jeanne Mathilde Benoit zhän mätld´ bnwä´ sv´ [key], 1922–93, Canadian government official, b. Prud'homme, Saskatchewan. Sauvé, who studied at the universities of Ottawa and Pa...
Coquelin, Benoît Constant(Encyclopedia)Coquelin, Benoît Constant bnwä´ kôNstäN´ kôklN´ [key], 1841–1909, French actor, known as Coquelin aîné [the elder]. He made his debut at the Comédie française in 1860 and achieved fa...
Soyer, Alexis Benoît(Encyclopedia)Soyer, Alexis Benoît älks´ bnwä´ swäy´ [key], 1809–58, French chef and writer on gastronomy and dietary reform. After the Revolution of 1830 he went to London and was notable as chef ...
Benoît de Sainte-More(Encyclopedia)Benoît de Sainte-More or Benoît de Sainte-Maurebnwä´ d sNt–môr´ [key], 1154–73, French trouvère. He was the author of the Roman de Troie, a romance in 30,000 verses. It became a prima...
Buck, Linda B.(Encyclopedia)Buck, Linda B., 1947–, American neurobiologist, b. Seattle, Wash., Ph.D. Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1980. Buck taught at Harvard Medical School (1991–2002) before becoming a resea...
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