Tomorrow the NBA championship 2010/2011 starts. Who are the favourites for the title? Let’s see which teams could be the conferences semifinals.
Today Edison “Edson” Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, turns 70. Among the nicknames he was given there are for example “O Rei” (the king) and “Pérola Negra” (black pearl).
The Doctor Who Magazine confirmed the extras that will be included in the edition of classic Doctor Who series adventures “The Ark” and “The Mutants” that will be published on DVD in early 2011.
The great astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was born exactly a hundred years ago. He was born in Lahore, Punjab, at the time part of India under the British domain, today in Pakistan.
The great mathematician Benoît Mandelbrot died at the age of almost 86. He died in a hospice in Cambridge, Massachusetts from a pancreatic cancer.
There’s an everlasting link between the name of Benoît Mandelbrot and the fractals, the mathematical structures he named in 1975. During the following years other mathematicians developed the concept of fractals but among the Julia sets, so called because they are based on the work of Gaston Julia, Mandelbrot developed one in particular which is known as Mandelbrot set.