1924 – Benoît B. Mandelbrot, born on the 20th of November in Poland. He is a Franco-American mathematician, best known as the "father of fractal geometry".
1944 – Graduated in Ecole Polytechnique.
1948 – Received M. S. in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology.
1952 – Graduated and Received Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Paris.
1949 – 1957 – Was a staff member at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).
1955 – 1957 – Professor of mathematics in Geneva.
1957 – 1958 – Professor at the École Polytechnique.
1958 – Moved to the United States where Mandelbrot joined the research staff at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York.
– He remained at IBM for thirty-two years, becoming an IBM Fellow, and later Fellow Emeritus.
1985 – Received a Barnard Medal for Meritorious Service to Science.
1986 – Awarded by Franklin Medal for Signal and Eminent Service in Science.
1987 – Professor of mathematics at Yale University.
IBM Fellow Emeritus, (Physical Sciences) at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center.
– Professor of the Practice of Mathematics at Harvard.
1988 – Won an Alexander von Humboldt Prize, Charles Proteus Steinmetz Medal and "Science for Art" Prize.
1989 – Received an Harvey Prize for Science and Technology.
1995 – Professeur de l’Académie des Sciences de l’École Polytechnique.