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Mandelbrot’s The Fractalist, Chapter 13: Life as a Grad Student and Philips Electronics Employee, 1950–52

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“Unlike Szolem, I enjoy intellectual fencing and occasionally showing off. Otherwise—like Szolem—I absolutely stopped having patience for their games.” Like Tversky and Kahneman – there had to be a base rate. Mandelbrot needed to engage with his peers and barb … Continue reading

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