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21 Nov

The Fractalist

Mandelbrot's "Kepler moments" led to major accomplishments in applied linguistics, economics, theory of turbulence, information transmission, and culminated with the discovery of the fractal geometry of nature. Fractals not only supplied a unified foundation to Mandelbrot's exploits in otherwise apparently disparate scientific fields, they fundamentally changed our view on the world we live in.

01 Jul

1966 Entrance Exams at MechMat (Moscow State University)

I entered the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics (MechanicoMathematical Facultet - MechMat, for short) of the Moscow State University as a freshman in 1966. At the time, as in prior and - as far as I can tell - following decades, aspirants had to take four entrance exams - written and oral mathematics, physics, and Russian language/literature.

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