From Jacques Mandelbrojt via Roger Malina and the YASMIN list:
FRACTALS IN ART, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Benoit Mandelbrot French and American mathematician who passed away two nights ago was born in Warsaw . He and his family fled away from Hitler to France in 1936 where he was greeted by his uncle, the mathematician Szolem Mandelbrojt professor at Collège de France. After having been a student at Ecole Polytechnique. He did inguistics and proved the Zipf law.